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The Face of Manchester New Hampshire’s Lena E. (Bower) Graf (1881-1972)

Lena Etta Bower was born in Manchester, New Hampshire in 1881. Her father was from England, having immigrated in 1855, arriving in Boston Massachusetts. It was a time when skilled textile workers from England were being sought to work in … Continue reading

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The Kangas Family: Finnish Immigrants to New Hampshire

Between 1890 and 1920 1,558 immigrants from Finland became New Hampshire residents. This fact is dwarfed by the statistics that show in the same time period that 44,420 of the immigrants were French Canadian, 14,890 were Irish, followed by those … Continue reading

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When Manchester’s NH’s Amoskeag Mill (Almost) Built the World’s Largest Flag

Almost is an interesting word.  It means nearly, pretty darn close but no cigar, not entirely, second place.  It would have been easier for me to just stick with the story already out there–that in 1914 Manchester New Hampshire’s Amoskeag … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Bleachery

When textiles were King (or Queen depending on your view) in New Hampshire, the Bleachery served an important function–to whiten or clean fabric, and other materials which needed lightening.  Back in the day when men wore straw hats and women … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Glacial Park, Thornton

Thornton New Hampshire is located in the picturesque valley of the Pemigewasset River.

That stream extends through nearly the … Continue reading

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