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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Alton

The picturesque town of Alton, New Hampshire has always had a small population. Even today it contains around 5,320 residents, though that number expands a bit in the summer tourist season. In 1910 the census was a mere 1,348.  By … Continue reading

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When Death Found Dustin Sweatt in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Yes, I realize my story title is a bit dramatic, but honestly isn’t death dramatic, especially when it involves a young person? Dustin C. Sweatt was was a handsome young man, named after his uncle Dustin. He was one of … Continue reading

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99 Years of History: Gypsy Tour Day to New Hampshire Motorcycle Week to Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire is home to America’s Original Motorcycle Rally. Its a 99th year anniversary in New Hampshire in 2015, if you count sequentially from 1916—when some 150 motorcyclists unofficially gathered at Weirs Beach. By the following year (1917) the Motorcycle … 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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