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‘Woman Edison” Inventor: Margaret E. Knight of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts

When you go grocery shopping, you should be thankful to Margaret E. Knight. One of her many inventions, and possibly her most famous one, was a paper-feeding machine for “making and folding square-bottom paper bags.” Prior to this time paper … Continue reading

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December 7: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

2,403 United States citizens were killed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor. This incident heralded the beginning of the U.S. entering WWII when war was declared on Japan the following day. In 1994 the United States Congress designated … Continue reading

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More Manchester New Hampshire World War I Heroes

For three years I have dedicated much of my time to researching New Hampshire heroes of WWI (heroes being a general term to include both women and men).  For Memorial Day 2020 I decided to follow up and try to … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Spring Valley Campground, near Lake Massabesic–Manchester

An intriguing story on the front page of a 1911 Manchester (New Hampshire) Union newspaper caught my eye. “Living Out At Spring Valley” boasted the headline, “Picturesque Camp Not Far From Lake Massabesic, Colony Increasing Yearly.” There is, of course, … Continue reading

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Jacob Foster 2d and The Foster Beef Co. of Manchester

My father, Berwin “Webby” Webster worked as the night maintenance man for Foster Beef Co. of Manchester New Hampshire from 1953 to its closure in 1976. He was a mechanic and with an expertise in motor maintenance he repaired elevators, … Continue reading

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