Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH

Yes, I realize that “Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH” is a long title for a blog post.  However it is very fitting, because my research took me on a long, convoluted, … Continue reading

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Wilfred Ernest Burpee (1860-1948) and Other Early Opticians of New Hampshire

Many of my blog stories are generated based on the view of a curious, old postcard. “Reception Room, Brown & Burpee” was inscribed on the front of this particular postcard.  Three men are present–one sitting.  There are display cases in … Continue reading

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Concord, New Hampshire Reporter, Columnist, Civic Leader and Legislative Historian: Leon William Anderson (1902-1983)

Leon W. “Andy” Anderson came from humble, blue collar beginnings, but his personal drive to understand the meaning behind political events, led him to become a noted New Hampshire historian.  I was first introduced to his name, when I browsed … Continue reading

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Missing Places: Havey Stables and Riding School of Bedford, New Hampshire

Even after horses were not the usual mode of travel in New Hampshire, riding stables continued to thrive in New Hampshire–providing both a means of entertainment, and an equine sport.  One such facility was Havey Stables and Riding School of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Famed Checkerologists of the 19th & 20th Centuries

Interesting stories, photographs and genealogical material can be gleaned from  the unlikeliest of sources. In this case it an  antique booklet about American checkers (the game is called draughts in Europe) that caught my eye. Who would have know that … Continue reading

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