Tag Archives: Merrimack

New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Merrimack

I would not have known certain intimate details of Merrimack, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire’s contributions to the WWI effort, except that my paternal grandmother, Mattie (Kilborn) Webster wrote about them. She was a school teacher in Merrimack, having graduated from … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Glossary: Gundalow

A Gundalow is a small boat, “a shallow drafted type of cargo barge,” built to be used on rivers and estuaries in the early days of New Hampshire and Maine history.  There are records showing they were also used on … Continue reading

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Centenarian, Teacher Extraordinaire, Boston Post Cane Recipient: Merrimack New Hampshire’s Madeline Irene (Nash) Bennett (1914-2014)

New Hampshire’s beloved poet, Robert Frost, once said: “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and … Continue reading

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Military of New Hampshire: The PENACOOK BRIGADE in World War 1

Sometimes all it takes is a single picture to grab your attention and incite you to historical research. A photograph owned by Ruth Speed recently instigated that  reaction when it appeared on the “Penacook NH Yesterday & Today” FaceBook site. … Continue reading

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Nashua, New Hampshire’s Newspaperman and Advertising Executive: Charles Frederick Goldthwaite (1882-1943)

Charles Frederick Goldthwaite was a distinguished son of Nashua. His parents, Charles Alvin & Etta F. (Shedd) Goldthwaite were local people, married in Nashua. He grew up and was educated in the Nashua schools. The photograph seen here probably was … Continue reading

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