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The Nurse from Milton Mills, New Hampshire: Flora N. Runnels (1866-1960)

She has a fairly plain face, intelligent dark eyes, curly hair. She wears the pinstriped frock of a nurse over her dark dress. Her collar is tightly and demurely closed with a pin.  The name of the woman in the … Continue reading

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Philosopher, Educator and A Woman of Vision: Canterbury New Hampshire’s Dr. Mary Mills Patrick (1850-1940)

  Mary Mills Patrick was born 10 March 1850 in Canterbury, New Hampshire to John & Harriet (White) Patrick. At a young age she moved with her family to the Mid-West (Iowa). There she attended school, graduating from Lyon’s College … 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’s Fishing, Fisheries and Firsts

“Where, in many straggling group,  Gnarled and crooked willows By a chaffing streamlet stoop, And their yellow branches droop,  Tow’rd its tiny billows; Near the banks are little whirls,–  Whirles of fretted water,– And beneath those rings of pearls  Trout … Continue reading

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