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New Hampshire Slanguage: Beach Wagon

I was looking at some 1960-ish photographs today, a few showing my family’s pale yellow beach wagon parked in the driveway. BEACH WAGON was the local (New England) term for what most people then called a “Station Wagon” (or a … Continue reading

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First American War Vessel Named after Manchester NH: USS Manchester (CL-83) 1946-1960

The Portsmouth Herald newspaper of March 5, 1946 proclaimed the launching of a new light cruiser that honored the City of Manchester, New Hampshire.  The Quincy Massachusetts shipyard of the Bethlehem Steel company was responsible for building her.

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