Tag Archives: NH

Temperance and the Good Templars in Manchester New Hampshire

I came across a curious Victorian invitation card, that I share with you now.  It shows a pensive-looking, blond woman, cloaked on a winter’s night. The card reads: “Compliments of Merrimack Lodge, No. 5, I.O G.T. Valentine Party, Feb. 14, … Continue reading

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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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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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A New Hampshire Mother of a President: Eliza (Ballou) Garfield 1801-1888

She was the first woman in American History to see her son sworn in as President of the United States.  At his inauguration ceremony, the new President turned first to his mother, kissing her on the cheek, before he kissed … Continue reading

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Current Event: New Hampshire Caddie Camp Reunion September 11-13, 2015

In 2007 I wrote a story about Caddie Camps in New Hampshire. One source states that over 2,000 young men learned to caddie, and to golf this way.  Based on the comments to that blog post, many seemed to enjoy … Continue reading

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