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100 Years Ago: The Tidal Wave Ships of July 4th 1918

On the Fourth of July 1918 the United States celebrated the holiday with a Tidal Wave of ships.  From both coasts–Portland, Maine to Portland Oregon and at Great Lakes ports a virtual tsunami when ninety-five new ships were launched. It … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Dante John Baratelli of Concord

Dante John Baratelli was born 24 September 1891 at Jersey City New Jersey, son of Angelo & Elisa (Airoli) Baratelli. His parents were both born in Italy and he had siblings Norma D., Charles C. (the sculptor) and John C. … Continue reading

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The Legend of Becky’s Garden: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Smallest Island

A legend often has a basis in real history, and knowing the authentic story does not negate its charm. Such it is for this tale of the tiny ledge of rock and ragged growth that sits in Lake Winnipesaukee known … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: The Nurse Heroes of Franklin

The American nurses who served with the U.S. Army and the Red Cross during World War I deserve much more attention and recognition than they’ve received thus far. Previously I wrote about the men from Franklin NH who died in … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Gunner John B. Ahern of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

John Bernard Ahern was born 4 October 1894 in Manchester, New Hampshire, son of Daniel J. & Julia (Butler) Ahern. At his birth, his father Daniel was a wholesale liquor dealer. The family lived at 556 Brown Avenue. Daniel J. … Continue reading

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