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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: New Hampshire’s Irish Celebration of 1917

On March 17, 1917 New Hampshire, along with many other places in the United States, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. No one knew that 20 days later, this country would be at war [announced April 6, 1917]. In New Hampshire where … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Valentine’s Day of 1917

New Hampshire’s weather was unsettled on Valentines Day, February 14, 1917. So was the nation, and the world. Unbeknown to lovers, sweethearts and the devoted, the entrance of the United States into the Great War was only two  months away. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Tilton

On November 11, 1919, the first year anniversary of the Armistice, a photograph was taken of the welcome arch crossing Main Street in Tilton New Hampshire. This would have been located at approximately 276 Main Street, facing west. No doubt … Continue reading

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2014 Laconia (NH) Motorcycle Week With a Bit of History

Motorcycle Week has been a part of New Hampshire’s history for ninety-eight years, more or less.  The event grew out of the Gypsy Tours (unofficially began in 1916) and evolved into today’s very popular Laconia Motorcycle Week.  In 2014 the … Continue reading

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