Tag Archives: Merrimack

New Hampshire Veteran’s Day and Its Heroes

On November 11 of each year the citizens of New Hampshire, and all of the United States celebrate “Veterans Day.” Originally this day was called Armistice Day, as November 11, 1918 was generally regarded as the end of World War … Continue reading

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Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient: Piermont NH’s Nathaniel Churchill Barker (1836-1904)

The town of Piermont is celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding this year (2014).   According to the Gazeteer of Grafton County NH by Hamilton Child, in 1880 Piermont had a population of 752 souls. By 2010 it had only … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire: Veterans Park and Monuments

Manchester’s VETERANS PARK is located at Elm and Merrimack Streets. Originally named Park Square, it was called Merrimack Park in 1859 and was the scene of a fireman’s muster. At that time the square contained an artificial pond that was … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Goes Seismic

You would not think of bucolic Merrimack, New Hampshire as being in the epicenter of earthquakes–but it is now, sort of.  The town’s public library now (as of April 4, 2014) owns New Hampshire’s first and only public seismograph.  The … Continue reading

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Merrimack New Hampshire Poet and Author: Hannah Eayrs Barron (1809-1891)

IT IS FIRST RATE TO BE A YANKEE That we are yankees is first rate, And natives of the Granite State; We love this place as well we may, So near the banks of Nashua. By and by comes vacation, … Continue reading

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