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One Hundred Years Ago: The Art of Driving a Motorcycle

Even before World War I the motorcycle was used by both sides during the Mexican War. General Pershing was a big fan of the vehicle, and they soon became a substitute for horses during WWI. The Indian and the Harley … Continue reading

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How Newspapers Can Help Tell Your Family Story

For years I worked on my genealogy without using a newspaper as a reference.  I had boxes of starter material, and of course both my parents were alive to allow me to interview them. Easily 20 years had passed before … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Laconia

Otto E. Duerr, historian of the City of Laconia, summed up the city’s military participation in WWI through his recap in the 1919 annual report. [Extract of 1919 WWI Honor Roll Laconia]. A total of 553 people were on the … Continue reading

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Laconia Motorcycle Week History: 100 Years Old

Laconia Motorcycle Week is quickly approaching [June 10-18, 2017] and once again discussion arises as to how old this event really is. The official commercial web site says that it is 99 years old. In my humble opinion, that’s fake … Continue reading

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99 Years of History: Gypsy Tour Day to New Hampshire Motorcycle Week to Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire is home to America’s Original Motorcycle Rally. Its a 99th year anniversary in New Hampshire in 2015, if you count sequentially from 1916—when some 150 motorcyclists unofficially gathered at Weirs Beach. By the following year (1917) the Motorcycle … Continue reading

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