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New Hampshire Glossary: Operative

The term operative was used in several ways during New Hampshire’s history. In 1762 lye was said to be an operative, while in 1785 the poison of a rattlesnake was described as being operative, each meaning they had a strong … Continue reading

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The Face of Vera Althea Tryon aka Mrs. Harold M. Walker of Manchester NH (1892-1942)

Vera Althea Tryon stands frozen in time, with her hands clasped delicately around a diploma.  She wears a white, ruffled summer dress.  Her hair is pulled back, and tied with a large white silk bow. She wears elbow high white … Continue reading

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