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100 Years Ago: United States Naval Schools of WWI

Although much of my focus has been on those who served in the United States Army during WWI, there were other branches of the armed services equally involved, including the marine corps and the navy.  The Sextant, a web site … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Eli J. Bouley of Nashua NH (1883-1918)

Eli J. Bouley was the son of Alexander “Alex” & Nancy (Martel) Bouley, born 9 June 1883 in Nashua, New Hampshire. His family lived at 16 Buck Street, and he grew up and attended school in Nashua. Eli’s father had … Continue reading

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The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Nineteen

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

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Newmarket New Hampshire’s Tiger No. 1 and Its Creator Edward S. Lesley

Fire can be a great creator or a great destroyer. In 1936 several newspapers carried a story about annual Fire Prevention week, where it describes that Ahun, a little town of 2,000 people in central France, claimed a notable record … Continue reading

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The Father of Labor Day: Manchester New Hampshire’s George McGuire aka Maguire (1857-1913)

The tombstone of George McGuire sits in Manchester, New Hampshire’s Piscataquog Cemetery on Bowman Street with the engraving “Father of Labor Day.”  Several newspapers throughout the United States, dated in November of 1913, announced with headlines: FATHER OF LABOR DAY … Continue reading

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