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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Nurse Heroes of Franklin

The American nurses who served with the U.S. Army and the Red Cross during World War I deserve much more attention and recognition than they’ve received thus far. Previously I wrote about the men from Franklin NH who died in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Franklin

By the time the 1918 City of Franklin Annual report was printed in January of 1919, WWI had ended with an armistice declared only 2 months earlier. Those who had served (in many capacities) were beginning to return home. Edward … Continue reading

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An 1872 Manchester NH South Grammar School Autograph Book

This leather-bound autograph book covers several years, from 1870-1874. The ink is quickly fading with age–the beautiful cursive script was written one hundred and forty-six (146) years ago. Each pen stroke is deliberate, created when the inkwell and quill, not … Continue reading

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Sanbornton New Hampshire Farmer: Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. (1789-1869)

Looking very much like a Yankee farmer, Thomas T. Cawley, Jr. peers out from the photograph.  He is elderly, white haired, and grizzled by the time this photograph was taken at B.N. Poor, Pike’s Block in Franklin, New Hampshire. His … Continue reading

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Concord New Hampshire’s Odd Fellows’ Home now Presidential Oaks

I have a personal connection to Presidential Oaks located at 200 Pleasant Street in Concord, New Hampshire–my grandfather, Clarence Webster, died there in 1969.  It was called the Odd Fellows’ Home back then, and he was really happy to be … Continue reading

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