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New Hampshire Suffragist, Physician, Teacher and Civic Leader: Dr. Jennie Sarah Barney of Grafton and Franklin (1861-1956)

Jennie Sarah Barney‘s birth certificate does not list a first name. But the 1880 U.S. Census calls her Jennie S. Barney, and her college graduation listing shows: “Jennie Sarah Barney.” Most of her professional life she went by Dr. J. … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: Fun Things To Do Before 1880

The Cheer of New England Life For one, I utterly deny that the rural society of New England, taken as a whole, is in a grim, stern or extravagantly repressed condition. I do not know much of Connecticut, but I … Continue reading

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Inventor of America’s First Automobile–Maybe: George Alvin Long (1850-1951)

When it comes to who built America’s first automobile, the discussion becomes as overheated as a car climbing New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. The answer comes down to the details. What is the definition of an automobile, other than being self-propelled? … Continue reading

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Raymond New Hampshire Businesswoman, Teacher, First Woman Legislative Committee Chairman: Emma Louise (Tucker) Bartlett (1859-1933)

Emma Louise (Tucker) Bartlett, according to NH legislative historian Leon Anderson‘s 1971 booklet, New Hampshire Women Legislators, was “of Raymond, 63-year-old operator of an insurance business and mother of four [and a Democrat]” was one of the three women in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Early Elections: Bloody Noses, Riot and Corruption

Each time the presidential primary rolls around, some people become excessively focused on preventing potential vote cheating (which happens to be an exceptionally rare event here despite the hype). We like to think of New Hampshire as always putting the … Continue reading

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