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New Hampshire’s First Woman Governor (Acting), Politician, Civic Leader, and Campaign Advisor: Vesta Maurine (Coward) Roy (1925-2002)

She was born Vesta Maurine Coward on 26 March 1925 in Detroit, Michigan, the only daughter of  Percy A. & Mildred J. (Paterson) Coward.  She had three siblings, Thomas, Richard, and James. In 1940 her father was an inspector in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbit: There is NO President’s Day in February

Today is really a day to celebrate George Washington’s Birthday.  Both the federal and New Hampshire wording of the law calls it Washington’s Birthday. So why are we allowing this amazing day to be ‘watered down’ by calling it something … Continue reading

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2016: Celebrating New Hampshire’s Presidential Primary 100th Anniversary

I enjoy anniversary celebrations as much as everyone else. Make a champagne toast, toss the confetti, ring the bells, cast a vote. New Hampshiremen and New Hampshirewomen never seem to need an excuse to party. But I like to know … Continue reading

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Not New Hampshire: President John Q. Adam’s New Years Day of 1827

Are you expecting a crowd on New Year’s Day? Is your home the epi-center of your family’s festivities on January 1st? Be happy that the following did not happen to you.  It did to John Quincy Adams in 1827.

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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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