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100 Years Ago: United States Naval Schools of WWI

Although much of my focus has been on those who served in the United States Army during WWI, there were other branches of the armed services equally involved, including the marine corps and the navy.  The Sextant, a web site … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Concord New Hampshire At A Glance in 1891

A red leather-covered souvenir booklet offers insight into what the City of Concord New Hampshire looked like in 1891.  A lovely script on the back page shows that it was a gift: Presented to John J. Thurston On his 78th … Continue reading

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Nashua NH’s Long-Time Merchandiser, Business and Civic Leader, and Choirist: Gertrude May Batchelder (1891-1974)

This photograph of Gertrude May Batchelder was probably taken around her high school graduation of 1910 in Nashua NH. She was an only child, born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, attending schools in the Portsmouth NH area, until 1905 when her … Continue reading

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The Early History of Manchester New Hampshire’s Hesser Business College (now Mount Washington College) and the Hesser Family

The small business school started in Manchester, New Hampshire by Joel Harter Hesser on 1 June 1900 (for the first few years  called simply “Hesser School”) still exists, though it no longer bears its founder’s name. In 2013 Hesser College … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Information Booths

Starting at least by the 1930s, about the same time that the federal government became involved in making improvements to many state-owned park properties, a small building was erected in many towns and cities, designed to be an “Information Booth, … Continue reading

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