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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Hooksett

Hooksett New Hampshire even today is a relatively small town. Its southern portion (the village of South Hooksett) is adjacent to the City of Manchester. In 1917 when the United States entered The Great War (WWI) Hooksett only had between … Continue reading

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The Darker Side of Manchester NH’s Pine Island Park

There are people alive today who have fond, happy memories of Pine Island Park. This amusement area was located in Manchester, New Hampshire, in the vicinity of the current Pine Island Park. During the 61 years of its existence, at … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Epitaph: Killed With An Axe By An Insane Brother

An epitaph on a stone located in Central Cemetery in New Ipswich, New Hampshire is succinctly understated: “Mr. Gilman Spaulding was kill’d with an ax by an insane Brother, Sept. 19, 1842 AEt. 38.” I was recently contacted about this … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s Haunted Halloween History

“All houses wherein men have lived and died Are haunted houses. Through the open doors The harmless phantoms on their errands glide, With feet that make no sound upon the floors.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow penned these words by 1867 when … Continue reading

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Gilmanton New Hampshire Serial Killer: Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896)

Herman Webster Mudgett, using the alias of “Dr. H.H. Holmes“…

was the first “identified” American serial killer. … Continue reading

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