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New Hampshire WWI Military: Corp. Earl Roger Montgomery of Hopkinton NH (1894-1918)

Earl Roger aka E. Roger Montgomery was born 21 April 1894 in Hopkinton NH, son of Jerome & Eliza J. “Liza” (Dunbar) Montgomery.  He had one sibling, William L. Montgomery.  Earl Roger Montgomery grew up in the Contoocook section of … Continue reading

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The Horrible History of 4th of July Accidents from New Hampshire Newspapers

As long as there has been fireworks, human beings have been injured by them. In the early days of Americas celebration of the Fourth of July, multiple injuries have occurred on or around a day that should be one of … 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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