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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Francestown

Francestown was, and still is, a rural community southwest of Manchester, New Hampshire.  In 1910 before the World War the town’s population was 602. Just a few years after the war in 1920 the census had drastically dropped to 363, … Continue reading

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Francestown New Hampshire Attorney, Governor, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and Navy, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice: Levi Woodbury (1798-1851)

Levi Woodbury was born on 22 December 1789 in Francestown NH,

named after his uncle Levi, who had been captured during … Continue reading

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Francestown New Hampshire Motorcycle Inventor: Sylvester H. Roper (1823-1896)

The Smithsonian Museum defines a motorcycle as, “a self-propelled, engine-powered, two-wheeled vehicle.” 

That time-honored institution gives Sylvester H. Roper credit for creating the earliest known example … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Invented in New Hampshire

Invented in 1867 by Francestown New Hampshire native, Sylvester Howard Roper, it was powered by coal. Continue reading

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