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2019 Black History Month in New Hampshire

February is African American History Month, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time to recognize the role of black men and women in United States and also in New Hampshire history. As I noted in my … Continue reading

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The Celebrated Ventriloquist and Professor of Legerdemain & Namesake of Potter Place, New Hampshire: Richard Potter (1783-1835)

I was reading a 1968 article in the Nashua Telegraph about how Potter Place, New Hampshire is reportedly haunted.  I suppose anywhere mankind has lived and died is haunted–Potter Place not less so. Besides, the official New Hampshire state marker … Continue reading

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African-American Soprano and “Queen of Song”: Dover New Hampshire’s Nellie (Brown) Mitchell (1845-1924)

She was born, Nellie Brown, the daughter of Charles & Martha (Runnels) Brown. Her father was a shoemaker turned barber/hairdresser. In the 1850 census, Nellie along with her parents and siblings, are listed as mulatto, which would indicate that both … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Human Rights Champion, Volunteer, Civic and Community Leader: Vanessa Leah Washington-Johnson-Bloemen (1953-2011)

Many living in Manchester New Hampshire today probably have heard of Vanessa Washington-Johnson-Bloemen.  This is because she worked in, and behind the scenes of, countless city organizations or agencies.  Her goal was to solve problems and promote the interests of … Continue reading

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Health and Longevity in 18th & Early 19th Century New Hampshire

Instances of Longevity in New-Hampshire, with the places of residence, and the time when each person died, and their ages. YEAR DIED | NAME  | TOWN | AGE 1732 William Perkins, of New-Market 116 1736 John Buss, of Durham 108 … Continue reading

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