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He Kept New Hampshire Beds Warm: Concord’s Louis F. Gillette (1857-1937)

In the early twentieth century most New Hampshire homes did not have central heating, and warming pans were in common use. These devices warmed up the sheets, and also kept the bed warm at least for a few hours, especially … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: 2nd Lieut. George D. Parnell of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

George Downes Parnell was born 15 March 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Fred Oakley & Georgia W. (Downes) Parnell. He would have attended local Manchester schools. In the 1900 United States Census, the Parnell family was living on Linden … Continue reading

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Laundryman and Cigar-maker: Chester M. Fairbanks of Hillsborough Bridge and Nashua NH (1832-1863)

The youthful, hopeful faces of Chester M. Fairbanks, and his first wife Emma Belle peer out at me from the fragile tintype photograph.  Along with the tintypes I have two CDVs of them, with a delicate but enigmatic script on … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire: Sewall’s Island, Falls and Bridge

The history books about Concord, Rockingham County, New Hampshire give us insight into its place names.  Sewall's Falls and Island … Continue reading

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Henniker New Hampshire Poet: Edna Dean Proctor (1827-1923)

Edna Dean Proctor was born in Henniker NH in 1827, on Proctor’s Hill overlooking the Contoocook River. She was educated in early years at home by her mother, later at Mt. Holyoke Seminary and at Concord NH.  Her life’s professions … Continue reading

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