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100 Years Ago: NH Headlines of April 6 1917–U.S. Enters World War I

The New Hampshire newspaper headlines of April 6, 1917 greeted readers with bold announcements that the United States was now at war. The Nashua Telegraph added a slightly smaller headline at the top of the front page “McElwain Co. To … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: 2nd Lieut. George D. Parnell of Manchester NH (1894-1918)

George Downes Parnell was born 15 March 1894 in Manchester NH, son of Fred Oakley & Georgia W. (Downes) Parnell. He would have attended local Manchester schools. In the 1900 United States Census, the Parnell family was living on Linden … Continue reading

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New Hampshire World War I Military: Heroes of The Great War

“New Hampshire World War I Military” a series of stories that revolve around the lives of heroic men and women who participated in The Great War (or World War) of 1917-1919. Most of these heroes fell on the battlefield. Others … Continue reading

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Missing Places: The Goyette Museum of Americana at Peterborough New Hampshire

Sometime shortly before 1946 the Goyette Museum of Americana was opened in Peterborough, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire. A newspaper notice in that year noted its “reopening. In June the Boston Herald wrote: “He has collected Americana 25 years–Maj. A. Erland … Continue reading

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Centenarian, Teacher Extraordinaire, Boston Post Cane Recipient: Merrimack New Hampshire’s Madeline Irene (Nash) Bennett (1914-2014)

New Hampshire’s beloved poet, Robert Frost, once said: “There are two kinds of teachers: the kind that fill you with so much quail shot that you can’t move, and the kind that just gives you a little prod behind and … Continue reading

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