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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Exeter

At Exeter New Hampshire’s town meeting of March 1919, a committee was appointed to consider the building of a memorial to the soldiers and sailors of the town. They recommended a sum not to exceed $10,000 be appropriated to remodel … Continue reading

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World War I Memorials in Nashua New Hampshire

Nashua, New Hampshire has a rich military history. The local veteran organizations have never shirked their duty to recognize and remember those who have fallen.   In compiling a list of World War I monuments in the city, it became clear … Continue reading

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World War I Memorials in Concord New Hampshire

Concord, New Hampshire has four memorials to the heroes of WWI and yet many city residents are unaware of them. (There are five if you count the memorial in Doric Hall of the NH State House). This story, hopefully, will … Continue reading

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Missing Places: The Goyette Museum of Americana at Peterborough New Hampshire

Sometime shortly before 1946 the Goyette Museum of Americana was opened in Peterborough, Cheshire County, New Hampshire. A newspaper notice in that year noted its “reopening. In June the Boston Herald wrote: “He has collected Americana 25 years–Maj. A. Erland … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Professional Wrestler, Restaraunteur, Wild Circus Owner, Amusement Park Operator, Real Estate Investor: John Demetrious Kilonis (1885-1965)

John Demetrious Kilonis is probably best remembered for his wrestling career, being considered the “terror” of the light-heavyweight wrestlers of his day, at one time winning the middleweight wrestling championship of the world. He was born in 1885 in Salonika … Continue reading

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