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New Hampshire WWI Military: Heroes of Keene

In Keene New Hampshire’s inaugural prayer of 1919, the city’s mayor  stated that “the dawn of this year is darkly overcast by the clouds of war; and with the nation we pass under the baptism of fire…Make brave our hearts … Continue reading

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Korean War Casualty, POW at Battle of Unsan: Swanzey NH’s Reginald Ernest Frazier (1932-1951)

He paid the ultimate price. While still a boy at age 18, he enlisted with the U.S. Army in April of 1850, and arrived in Korea in August of the same year [per Sentinel newspaper article]. He was taken prisoner … Continue reading

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He Taught Henry Ford How To Dance: Swanzey New Hampshire’s Benjamin B. Lovett (1876-1952)

Much is known about Henry Ford–as an inventor, developer of the production line, and history lover. He also was a … Continue reading

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Swanzey New Hampshire Actor and Playwright, Henry Denman Thompson (1833-1911)

Henry Denman Thompson, eldest son of Rufus and Anne (Baxter) Thompson, was born near Girard, Erie Co PA 15 Oct 1833. For three generations his ancestors had been born and lived in Swanzey New Hampshire. In 1847 when he was … Continue reading

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