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New Hampshire WWI Nurse and First Woman Delegate to American Legion Convention: Ruth Ferris Corey of Manchester

World War I has many unsung heroes, and the war nurses are among them.   Ruth Ferris Corey was born 20 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, daughter of Charles R. & Emma Cynthia (Ferris) Corey. She grew up at #12 … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Nurses of Base Hospital No. 6 aka “The Bordeaux Belles”

According to the Massachusetts General Hospital Museum web site: “In May 1917, U.S. Army Base Hospital No. 6, a medical-surgical unit of Massachusetts General physicians and nurses, was activated under the command of Col. Frederic A. Washburn, MD, director of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Army Nurse Corps Teresa Margaret Murphy of Concord NH (1891-1918)

Up until the posting of this story, very little  has been written about Teresa Margaret Murphy, a hero(ine) of World War I. Every few years she is briefly mentioned in Concord New Hampshire newspapers. Those articles always say that information … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Famed Baseball Player Ted Williams liked Cow Hampshire

Perhaps the title of this story is slightly misleading. I am not sure whether Ted Williams LIKED the term ‘Cow Hampshire’ but he did seem to enjoy using it.  Apparently to Ted Williams ‘Cow Hampshire’ was a place where hicks … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Premier Baseball Family: Fred and Robert “Curly” Clement

In 1939 the Merrimack Valley Baseball League consisted of 11 baseball clubs, namely: Hillsboro, Peterboro, Milford, Merrimack, Londonderry, Derry [Merchants], Goffs Falls, Noa Club, [Manchester] Cardinals, International Shoe of Manchester, and the Bay State entry, Pepperell [MA]. The league officials … Continue reading

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