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Poultry Farmer, Civic Leader, Oldest Citizen and “Pioneer Woman”: Mary Augusta (Parker) Stowell of Merrimack New Hampshire (1871-1972)

It seems that the history books are full of stories about how men built the towns and cities of New Hampshire, and yet these places had as many, if not more, women who contributed equally, if sometimes differently. Such was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Spring Valley Campground, near Lake Massabesic–Manchester

An intriguing story on the front page of a 1911 Manchester (New Hampshire) Union newspaper caught my eye. “Living Out At Spring Valley” boasted the headline, “Picturesque Camp Not Far From Lake Massabesic, Colony Increasing Yearly.” There is, of course, … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Uplands of Bridgewater

As most of my readers have figured out, the missing places I write about are often not truly missing–often the name has changed or a landmark has vanished from the spot. It is not uncommon for local places to change … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Riverside Inn of Hooksett

Riverside Inn, the focus of this story, was not the first public lodging to be famous in Hooksett. Before the American Revolution travel to this part of New Hampshire was often accomplished by boat. The boatmen and passengers would stop … Continue reading

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Derry New Hampshire’s Premier Woman Poultry Farmer: Celia (Gardner) Whitney (1895-1974)

History is composed of time or location-related people, events and artifacts. Usually the ones we hear or read about are touted as being famous or important from someone’s viewpoint. Yet the majority of our collective history was created by individuals … Continue reading

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