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Manchester NH Athlete, Legendary Skiing Coach and Promoter, Sports Commentator & Hall of Famer: Robert P. “Bob” Beattie (1933-still living)

Robert P. “Bob” Beattie was born 24 January 1933 in Manchester, New Hampshire, the son of Robert A. & Katherine S. (Prime) Beattie. He was raised in Manchester, attending the local schools, and graduating from Central High School in 1950. … Continue reading

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99 Years of History: Gypsy Tour Day to New Hampshire Motorcycle Week to Laconia Motorcycle Week

New Hampshire is home to America’s Original Motorcycle Rally. Its a 99th year anniversary in New Hampshire in 2015, if you count sequentially from 1916—when some 150 motorcyclists unofficially gathered at Weirs Beach. By the following year (1917) the Motorcycle … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire Shoemaker, Mechanic, Harley Motorcycle Dealer, Motorcycle Club Founder: Joseph Exilia Forest (1880-1929)

This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Manchester (NH) Motorcycle Club. Though this club officially lists its birthday as 1915, it’s technically 19 years older, as it began as a bicycle club in 1896 created by Joseph E. Forest. … Continue reading

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Pinkham Notch, New Hampshire AMC Hut Manager and Co-founder of Mt. Washington Observatory, Joseph Brooks Dodge Sr. (1898-1973)

Joe Dodge is a name familiar to North Country history buffs, hikers and skiers. He was the founder of AMC … Continue reading

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Pursuit, October 1935, Auburn MA Motorcycle Race

Photograph taken by my father, Berwin “Webby” Webster, in October 1935. Photograph is marked “Pursuit, Auburn MA.”

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