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New Hampshire Political Heroines, Suffragists, Elected Women and Record Breakers

  Being that November 8, 2016 is a momentous day for New Hampshire (and the United States), I want to highlight some of the heroic women who paved the way for us. Here is a recap of important stories of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire and Portsmouth’s First Woman Mayor: Mary Ellen (Carey) Dondero (1894-1960)

Residents of Portsmouth, New Hampshire are familiar with the Dondero name. A beloved former mayor, Eileen Dondero Foley, just passed away in February of this year (2016). Less known these days, but historically important, was Eileen’s mother, Mary Ellen (Carey) … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Rock Rimmon–The Landmark, Park and Dupont Pool

..How “The Rock” was named.. Lets go back in time about 165 years. It is obvious from the existence of the following two items, that at least as early as 1847 the great stone ledge of West Manchester was called … Continue reading

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Lancaster NH’s John Wingate Weeks (1860-1926) — the “Weeks” behind the “Weeks Act”

In 2011 the United States Forest Service celebrated the 100th anniversary of one of the most successful land conservation efforts in the United States. The Weeks Act was signed into law in 1911, after a decade-long debate about the role … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Philosopher and Educator: Professor Emeritus Isabel Scribner Stearns (1910-1987)

Isabel Scribner Stearns is not well known in her native state, except perhaps among those in philosophy or educational circles.  She was born in Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire in 1910 to a privileged family–her father was an attorney, and … Continue reading

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