Category Archives: R.I.P

100 Years Ago: Memorial Day of 1917

On May 30, 1917, almost 2 months after the United States joined in WWI and declared war against the German Empire, Memorial Day arrived. An important part of this day was teaching school children about patriotism. There were oratory contests … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: “Gold Star Women” Nurses of World War I

Nurses run in my family. My 2nd great-grandfather Aaron Webster was a nurse during America’s Civil War. My father’s sister, Anna (Webster) Watkins was a nurse, as was my sister, Kathi Webster. Close and dear first cousins also followed that … Continue reading

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The Celebrated Ventriloquist and Professor of Legerdemain & Namesake of Potter Place, New Hampshire: Richard Potter (1783-1835)

I was reading a 1968 article in the Nashua Telegraph about how Potter Place, New Hampshire is reportedly haunted.  I suppose anywhere mankind has lived and died is haunted–Potter Place not less so. Besides, the official New Hampshire state marker … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: A History of Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord

Concord’s very first burial ground was the Old North Cemetery, established in 1730. Though Concord had other cemeteries, Blossom Hill was only the second one created close to the down town area.[1] The early history of Blossom Hill, as referenced … Continue reading

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Military of New Hampshire: The PENACOOK BRIGADE in World War 1

Sometimes all it takes is a single picture to grab your attention and incite you to historical research. A photograph owned by Ruth Speed recently instigated that  reaction when it appeared on the “Penacook NH Yesterday & Today” FaceBook site. … Continue reading

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