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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private James H Beck of Mason

Before the World War the population of Mason, New Hampshire hovered just above 325 people. After the War the population would drop to below 300, and would not begin to recover until the 1950s. Mason sent its young men into … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Harry Frank Baker of Orford

It’s difficult to write about a hero when the evidence is lean. The town of Orford in Grafton County New Hampshire today has a little over 1,2000 residents. When World War I was announced it had about 800. Though small, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Pittsburg

In 1918 the State of New Hampshire’s war historian published a notice in the newspaper showing that the town of Pittsburg had sent 2-1/2 to 3 per cent of its population into service.  Between June 1917 and June 1918 all … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Decoration Day Celebrations

One hundred years ago the last Monday of May was a time to decorate the graves of those who died in previous wars with a strong focus on the Civil War. The day was solemnly celebrated throughout the United States, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hudson

When World War I was declared in the United States, Hudson like its neighbors, provided young men to the “cause”–70 in all [by my estimate]. They served in all branches of the military–army, navy, marines, and fledgling army air force. … Continue reading

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