Category Archives: Structures

Manchester NH’s Hot Dog Kings: The Schoenland Family

Today we still know it as frankfurter, dog, hotdog, frank, sausage, wiener, pig in a blanket, bowwow, or wiener-wurst. Growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and in many other parts of New England, we also called them Schonland’s franks.  Even … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire: Veterans Park and Monuments

Manchester’s VETERANS PARK is located at Elm and Merrimack Streets. Originally named Park Square, it was called Merrimack Park in 1859 and was the scene of a fireman’s muster. At that time the square contained an artificial pond that was … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s State House – Celebrating 195 Years

Prior to the American Revolution, Portsmouth was the undoubted “capital” of New Hampshire. In 1778 New Hampshire's first Constitutional Convention … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Aviation Museum: A Bridge Between Past and Present

A building seemingly tucked away at the edge of the Manchester-Boston Airport runway holds many keys to New Hampshire’s aviation past, and I suspect also has great significance for its future.  I had the wonderful opportunity to tour there today, … Continue reading

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A Window into World War II: Grenier Field aka Manchester (NH) Airport

When we think or read about air bases during World War II, the great metal birds–the bomber and surveillance airplanes–are what frequently come to mind.  Yet like any microcosm of society, an air base had to organize, to inform, to … Continue reading

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