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New Hampshire WWI Military: Pvt Harry Lambrukos of Penacook NH (1892-1919)

Harry Lambrukos was born 9 Oct 1892, the son of Philip & Katherine (Belias) Lambrukos. He was a native of Greece, possibly from Megalopolis, like his older brother Theodore. At the age of 14 he immigrated to the United States, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Wagoner Walter T. Drew of Concord NH (1895-1919)

New Hampshire’s World War I military monuments were mostly built to recognize the soldiers and sailors who were high ranking or the first to be killed in battle from their respective cities or towns.  What many do not realize is … Continue reading

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Penacook New Hampshire’s Acclaimed Modernist Artist: Omer Thomas Lassonde (1903-1980)

Omer Thomas Lassonde was a talented artist who could paint in any style–realism, cubism, expressionism and abstractism. The categories he painted varied as greatly as his style, and included landscape, still-life, genre, figure painting, and portraiture. “He was a colorist,” … Continue reading

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Military of New Hampshire: The PENACOOK BRIGADE in World War 1

Sometimes all it takes is a single picture to grab your attention and incite you to historical research. A photograph owned by Ruth Speed recently instigated that  reaction when it appeared on the “Penacook NH Yesterday & Today” FaceBook site. … Continue reading

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Manchester, New Hampshire’s Distinguished Artist, Instructor, Director, Civic Leader: Maud Briggs Knowlton (1870-1956)

Although I credit Maud Briggs Knowlton to Manchester, New Hampshire where she lived and worked for most of her life, I should mention that she was not a native of this city. She was born in Penacook, which was then … Continue reading

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