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Manchester New Hampshire’s Professional Wrestler, Restaraunteur, Wild Circus Owner, Amusement Park Operator, Real Estate Investor: John Demetrious Kilonis (1885-1965)

John Demetrious Kilonis is probably best remembered for his wrestling career, being considered the “terror” of the light-heavyweight wrestlers of his day, at one time winning the middleweight wrestling championship of the world. He was born in 1885 in Salonika … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Famed Checkerologists of the 19th & 20th Centuries

Interesting stories, photographs and genealogical material can be gleaned from  the unlikeliest of sources. In this case it an  antique booklet about American checkers (the game is called draughts in Europe) that caught my eye. Who would have know that … Continue reading

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