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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Exeter

At Exeter New Hampshire’s town meeting of March 1919, a committee was appointed to consider the building of a memorial to the soldiers and sailors of the town. They recommended a sum not to exceed $10,000 be appropriated to remodel … Continue reading

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Newport New Hampshire Teacher, Suffragist, Civic & Club Leader, Business Woman: Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley (1860-1927)

There was very little that Mary Matilda (Putnam) Sibley could not do. She was the daughter of Marshall & Mary M. (Carroll) Putnam, born in 1860 in Croydon, Sullivan County New Hampshire, just before the Civil War began. She was … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Berlin

In his inaugural address of 1921, the Honorable Eli J. King, Mayor of Berlin, New Hampshire stated:  “A Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial has been purchased and will be placed in the park near the Grand Trunk Station this spring. This … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Slanguage: Fagged Out

I remember my grandparents and parents using the term, “fagged out,” to mean exhausted or weary.   Although I cannot prove that the term originated in New Hampshire, an ancient newspaper from this state seems to contain the earliest usage … Continue reading

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Alfred Spalding of Merrimack and Nashua New Hampshire: Sailor, Farmer and Boarding House Keeper (1806-1887)

Yes, you guessed it.  Another photograph came into my possession–actually I bought it on Ebay–this time of Alfred Spalding.  The Spalding family of southern New Hampshire area was particularly prolific, and so it is not always an easy task to … Continue reading

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