Category Archives: New Hampshire Men

Famed Civil War Era Singer and Song Writer Joseph Philbrick Webster of New Hampshire (1819-1875)

Joseph Philbrick Webster was born 18 Feb 1819 on the shore of Massabesic Lake, near Manchester NH, son of Amos & Bethia (DeCosta/Costen) Webster, and grandson of Major John & Phebe (Haseltine) Webster. Both of Joseph’s grandfathers were patriots of … Continue reading

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The Singing Dairy Farmer of Contoocook NH: Don Rondo (1930-2011)

He was born Donald Theodore Rondeau, but his fans knew him as “Don Rondo.” He grew up on his father’s dairy farm and later would work as a milk-tank truck driver, bulldozer operator. He was a plumber’s apprentice when he … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Martin Luther King Jr & Civil Rights Day

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day (I won’t dishonor the man and shorten it to MLK). These next 24 hours honor a great man AND in fact the day honors all those who who have, and do, champion civil … Continue reading

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Concord’s WWI Monument to Company M New Hampshire State Guard

When you hear of the New Hampshire State Guard you probably think this is the same as the New Hampshire Army National Guard. If so, you would be wrong–they were two completely different organizations, though connected in a historical way. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Wilmot

Wilmot is a picturesque New Hampshire town in the northwest part of Merrimack County. During WWI it had about 580 residents (614 in 1910 and 536 in 1920). This small town sent more than its quota to serve in the … Continue reading

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