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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Amherst

During WWI all the citizens of Amherst were involved in some way. By October of 1917 the National Liberty Loan Committee had placed Amherst in a “zone” along with Milford, Wilton, Lyndeborough, Temple, Mont Vernon and Hollis, to raise subscriptions … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Candia

The Candia New Hampshire World War I monument is actually one “side” of the Soldier’s Monument located in Village Square on High Street in that town. We know from the engraving that 34 men from Candia served, and that Lieut. … Continue reading

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The Colby and Phelps Families of Bow and Northfield, New Hampshire

It is remarkable how many families I find myself connected with in New Hampshire.  Here is yet another case where I purchased a lot of identified gem-sized tintypes on ebay, researched them, and found that they were related, albeit distantly, … Continue reading

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A New Hampshire Oddity: Grafton’s “Ruggles Mine”

Samuel Ruggles discovered mica in New Hampshire in 1803, while digging around in his field near the town of Grafton, … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Story: New Hampshire’s Bette Davis Connection

Actress Bette Davis often summered in New Hampshire.  In 1939, she had finished the movie “Elizabeth.” Its opening was arranged … Continue reading

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