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Manchester NH Civic Leader and Officer Candidate: S/Sgt. John J. Sullivan (1907-1942)

On 4 April 1950 an ordinance was passed “establishing John J. Sullivan Square in East Manchester… where Massabesic Street and Spruce Street intersects,” and was signed by Mayor Josaphat T. Benoit.   John J. Sullivan did not die in battle, as … Continue reading

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Penacook New Hampshire’s First Female Legislator, Physician, Educator and Civic Leader: Mary Louise (Rolfe) Farnum (1870-1965)

Nineteen hundred and twenty was a landmark year for the women of New Hampshire.  The 19th Amendment, which granted women’s suffrage (the right to vote) nationwide in 1920, was ratified. New Hampshire ratified the amendment on September 10, 1919, but … Continue reading

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