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Nashua NH’s Long-Time Merchandiser, Business and Civic Leader, and Choirist: Gertrude May Batchelder (1891-1974)

This photograph of Gertrude May Batchelder was probably taken around her high school graduation of 1910 in Nashua NH. She was an only child, born in Somersworth, New Hampshire, attending schools in the Portsmouth NH area, until 1905 when her … Continue reading

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The Scales Family of New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts

As is often the case, this story revolves around a photograph.  A tin-type photograph shows an aged man and his wife in a seated, somewhat informal pose.  They are both darkly dressed probably in their best Sunday outfits.  The photographer … Continue reading

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Nashua, New Hampshire’s Newspaperman and Advertising Executive: Charles Frederick Goldthwaite (1882-1943)

Charles Frederick Goldthwaite was a distinguished son of Nashua. His parents, Charles Alvin & Etta F. (Shedd) Goldthwaite were local people, married in Nashua. He grew up and was educated in the Nashua schools. The photograph seen here probably was … Continue reading

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Frank O. Foster of Manchester NH and His Connection to Gen. John Gray Foster

I started off preparing this story, with just a pair of matching photographs, of Frank O. Foster, and his wife, Alice. As is often the case I acquired these on Ebay, happening to notice they had spent some time in … Continue reading

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The Origin and History of New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Highway

The Daniel Webster Highway in New Hampshire was originally called the “Merrimack Valley Road” and followed the course of the Merrimack River. On January 23, 1921, the Anaconda Standard newspaper (of Anaconda MT) announced that “backed by many prominent citizens, … Continue reading

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