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The Many Faces of General John Stark of Manchester New Hampshire

New Hampshire residents traditionally celebrate John Stark day on April 25th each year.  This celebratory date is set by New Hampshire Revised Statutes 4:13-l – General John Stark Day, that designates the fourth Monday in April as such. “And the … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Pulaski Park: Honoring Brig. General Casimir Polaski

On the 22nd of September 1933, the lovely park formerly known as Tremont Common, located between Pine and Union Streets, was officially renamed Pulaski Park. Several petitions had been drawn previously, and the project had the approval of Manchester’s significant … Continue reading

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The Last New Hampshire Man of the American Revolution: Samuel Downing (1761-1867)

There were many patriots of the American Revolution, but few of them survive in photographs.  Private Samuel Downing is an … Continue reading

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Samuel Downing

Samuel Downing, son of David & Susanna (Beacham) Downing was born 30 Nov 1761 in Exeter New Hampshire. Beginning at … Continue reading

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Amherst New Hampshire Physician: Dr. Matthias Spalding (1769-1865)

In order to comprehend the importance of Dr. Spalding's actions

one must first understand smallpox and medical practices of … Continue reading

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