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Champagne’s Super Market Founder: Manchester NH’s Romeo J. Champagne (1906-2000)

He was born “Romuald Champagne” in 1906 in Chelsea Maine, a tiny town outside of Augusta. He was the son of Canadian immigrants, Mathias and Marie Louise (Martineau) Champagne, both mill workers who immigrated to Maine, later removing to New … Continue reading

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Hickman Square: Corner Milford and South Main Streets in Manchester NH

This modest monument is easy to miss, sitting in a shaded corner of land next to what is now Darlings Tire and Auto.  At the time that the monument was placed, the land belonged to the Hickman family, as did … Continue reading

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Manchester NH’s Hot Dog Kings: The Schoenland Family

Today we still know it as frankfurter, dog, hotdog, frank, sausage, wiener, pig in a blanket, bowwow, or wiener-wurst. Growing up in Manchester, New Hampshire, and in many other parts of New England, we also called them Schonland’s franks.  Even … Continue reading

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WW2 Casualty of Hickam Field, near Pearl Harbor: Manchester NH’s Pvt Joseph Jedrysik (1917-1941)

Joseph Jedrysik was born on 29 May 1917 in Manchester NH, son of Polish immigrants Antoni “Anthony” & Aniela “Nellie” (Wozniacka/Wozniak) Jedrysik. His father had immigrated to the United States from Kurczina Krosno, Poland seeking a better life. He worked … Continue reading

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When Manchester’s NH’s Amoskeag Mill (Almost) Built the World’s Largest Flag

Almost is an interesting word.  It means nearly, pretty darn close but no cigar, not entirely, second place.  It would have been easier for me to just stick with the story already out there–that in 1914 Manchester New Hampshire’s Amoskeag … Continue reading

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