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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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New Hampshire’s First Woman Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs: Helen Kenney of Concord, M. Jennie (Wood) Kendall of Nashua, and Lillian (Christian) Bryant of Conway

Even today a woman sheriff in New Hampshire would be a rarity.  In 1906, 1939 and 1944 when the three women mentioned in this story were appointed, they were momentous occasions.  These women were not the first sheriffs in the … Continue reading

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