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Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH

Yes, I realize that “Gordon’s Fried Sea Food and Other Shops at 215 Hanover Street in Manchester NH” is a long title for a blog post.  However it is very fitting, because my research took me on a long, convoluted, … Continue reading

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Wilfred Ernest Burpee (1860-1948) and Other Early Opticians of New Hampshire

Many of my blog stories are generated based on the view of a curious, old postcard. “Reception Room, Brown & Burpee” was inscribed on the front of this particular postcard.  Three men are present–one sitting.  There are display cases in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: State Theatre of Manchester

Manchester New Hampshire’s State Theatre was built on the then most important street in the city, at 1118 Elm Street on the corner of Baldwin or Washington (now called Wall Street).  It reportedly opened to a sizable crowd on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Four More Manchester (NH) High School Graduates of 1888

In November of last year, I wrote about four graduates of Manchester (NH) High School of the class of 1888.  So that I do not repeat myself, please see this link for the history and a photograph of that high … Continue reading

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Manchester NH World War I Casualty: Bernard B. Barry (1893-1918)

An unassuming plaque sits at the corners of Hall Street and Lake Avenue in Manchester New Hampshire, proclaiming: PVT. BERNARD B. BARRY Co. E. — 309th INF. 78 DIV. KILLED IN ACTION OCT. 16, 1918 IN THE ARGONNE FOREST But … Continue reading

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