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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Franklin

By the time the 1918 City of Franklin Annual report was printed in January of 1919, WWI had ended with an armistice declared only 2 months earlier. Those who had served (in many capacities) were beginning to return home. Edward … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Manchester

Manchester, New Hampshire sent its full quota of young men to serve during the World War (or World War I as we call it now). Of those soldiers, at least 100 did not return home alive. It is of those … Continue reading

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World War I Memorials in Nashua New Hampshire

Nashua, New Hampshire has a rich military history. The local veteran organizations have never shirked their duty to recognize and remember those who have fallen.   In compiling a list of World War I monuments in the city, it became clear … Continue reading

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The Father of Labor Day: Manchester New Hampshire’s George McGuire aka Maguire (1857-1913)

The tombstone of George McGuire sits in Manchester, New Hampshire’s Piscataquog Cemetery on Bowman Street with the engraving “Father of Labor Day.”  Several newspapers throughout the United States, dated in November of 1913, announced with headlines: FATHER OF LABOR DAY … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: Celebrating the Manchester Public Library’s Centennial

Celebrations are in order for Manchester New Hampshire’s Public Library.  The current building, originally called the Carpenter Memorial Library, is 100 years old on November 18, 2014 (using the dedication day of November 18, 1914 when 5,000 people assembled for … Continue reading

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