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New Hampshire WWI Military: Railroad Regiment Daredevils

The Light Railway Engineers of World War I are little known regiments composed of men initially recruited from among railroad workers.  Most of the men of the  Fourteenth Engineers (Rwy), my primary focus, came from the Boston MA area including … Continue reading

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Cow Stories: A New Hampshire Toreador of 1920

Bull fights are illegal in New Hampshire, but the animals involved in this story were cows. It happened when a flock of cows with “one track minds” congregated on the Boston & Maine line between here and York Harbor and … Continue reading

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Merrimack NH Honors World War 2 Veterans

At least 207 of Merrimack, New Hampshire’s citizens were veterans of World War 2. When that war ended, a high schools student named Lester Langley built a wooden memorial, hand-painting their names. The memorial was placed by the town’s public … Continue reading

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The Origin and History of New Hampshire’s Daniel Webster Highway

The Daniel Webster Highway in New Hampshire was originally called the “Merrimack Valley Road” and followed the course of the Merrimack River. On January 23, 1921, the Anaconda Standard newspaper (of Anaconda MT) announced that “backed by many prominent citizens, … 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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