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Before Helen Keller: The Education of the Deaf, Mute and Blind Girl — Laura Dewey Bridgman of Hanover NH (1829-1889)

Today through the film, The Miracle Worker, [the source material came from the H. Keller book “The Story of My Life”] many people are aware of the story of Helen Adams Keller who was born in 1880 and became deaf … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hanover

The book, “A history of the town of Hanover, N.H.. Hanover, N.H.” by John King Lord was printed for the town of Hanover by the Dartmouth Press in 1928. Contained in that wonderful history is a section listing all those … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Franconia

Some time after World War I ended the small town of Franconia New Hampshire had a memorial created–a bronze plaque affixed to a rock. This was placed in front of the Abbie Greenleaf Library, where it still stands. With the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: An 1823 Dartmouth College Education

In the year 1823, expectations were remarkably different than today, both for preparation to enter Dartmouth College and the yearly curriculum. In 1823, for admission into the Freshman class, it is required that the candidates be well versed in the … Continue reading

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He Looked to the Stars: Andover New Hampshire’s Premier Astronomer and Author, Prof. John Robie Eastman, A.M. Ph.D., Rear Admiral, USN (Ret.) (1836-1913)

  There are so many interesting people from New Hampshire who are relatively unknown to most current natives–John Robie Eastman is one. The  son of Royal F. & Sophronia (Mayo) Eastman, he was born 29 July 1836 in Andover, Merrimack … Continue reading

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