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New Hampshire: Celebrating the Manchester Public Library’s Centennial

Celebrations are in order for Manchester New Hampshire’s Public Library.  The current building, originally called the Carpenter Memorial Library, is 100 years old on November 18, 2014 (using the dedication day of November 18, 1914 when 5,000 people assembled for … Continue reading

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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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