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New Hampshire Tidbits: Exhibiting at Chicago World’s Fair and Columbian Exposition of 1893

You have probably heard of, or know about, the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893. I have too, but had no idea that New Hampshire was included in more than one exhibit there. New Hampshire Commissioners were appointed to plan for … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Gerald Kenton Clover of New Boston

Gerald K. Clover was born as Gailand Kent Clover on 29 October 1894 in Paulding, Ohio, son of Homer G. & Verde Elizabeth “Virdie” (Shuster) Clover. In 1910 Gerald was living with his parents, grandfather Kenton Shuster, and one of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire in WWI: The Hoptoad That Made It To France

I previously wrote about the 14th U.S. Engineers, a railway operating unit that trained at Salem, New Hampshire and served in Europe during World War I.  A number of local soldiers served in that unit including Denny McLaughlin who took … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Railroad Regiment Daredevils

The Light Railway Engineers of World War I are little known regiments composed of men initially recruited from among railroad workers.  Most of the men of the  Fourteenth Engineers (Rwy), my primary focus, came from the Boston MA area including … Continue reading

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New Hampshire World War I Military: Private Ralph W. Shirley of Conway NH (1896-1918)

Ralph Wellington Shirley was born on 28 May 1896 in Conway, Carroll County NH, son of Arthur R. & Bessie (Moody) Shirley and grandson of  Joshua & Mary E. (Woodward) Shirley.  He had siblings Lela E. (b 1894), Earl A. … Continue reading

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