Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

Education Champion and Elocutionist: Professor William Russell of Merrimack New Hampshire (1798-1873)

In researching the teacher’s college (later the high school) of Merrimack New Hampshire, I discovered that the man who founded it is little known in that town.   His focus was to develop and nurture educators, with the school board … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Mansion House in Merrimack

A building is more than a structure or a location–it is also a repository of stories about the people and events connected with it. My cousin, Ginny Penrod, had an opportunity to photograph the so-called “Mansion House” of Merrimack NH … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: The First Settlers of Concord

Originally this story was part of one entitled: “Concord New Hampshire: A Year of Celebration in 2015.” Upon review 5 years later, and hearing many message board comments promoting fake news, I’ve decided that this topic should have its own … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Daniel Webster Airways, Merrimack

During the Town of Merrimack’s Bicentennial Celebration, my grandmother, Mattie (Kilborn) Webster helped to research, write, and also to compile the stories of others, for the historical presentations on 30 June 1946.   She kept a notebook, and in cursive handwriting … Continue reading

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Civic Leader, Manufacturing Supervisor, Town Officer: Anson Alfonso Platts of Merrimack New Hampshire(1845-1940)

Anson Alfonso Platts was a man who seems to have escaped most notice in a town histories. He was a modest man, unassuming, but always ready to help however he could on behalf of his family, his town, his workplace, … Continue reading

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