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100 Years Ago: Tiniest Woman in New England Contest

The WWI Armistice had been declared, and though soldier deaths were still being reported, the citizens of New England urgently needed to shift their focus to something light and entertaining.  In November of 1918 the Boston Post newspapers announced they … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Chesterfield

Chesterfield, New Hampshire is located in Cheshire County and contains the villages of West Chesterfield, Chesterfield Factory and Spofford. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the town of Chesterfield, New Hampshire had about 750 residents. Of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Stratford

My first grateful acknowledgement for the contents of this story needs to go to Jeannette R. Thompson who wrote “History of the Town of Stratford, New Hampshire, 1773-1925,” that was published by the vote of the town in 1925. Without … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Navy Yard was an important center of ship building during World War I, with the principal focus being the construction of submarines and small boats and repairing of warships.  The book, New Hampshire : a guide to the … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Keene

In Keene New Hampshire’s inaugural prayer of 1919, the city’s mayor  stated that “the dawn of this year is darkly overcast by the clouds of war; and with the nation we pass under the baptism of fire…Make brave our hearts … Continue reading

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