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Samuel Joy and His Spite Tombstone in Durham New Hampshire

I have to admit–I hesitated to write this story.  We probably will never know the entire truth behind Samuel Joy’s “spite” tombstone, and that bothers me. If a spite tombstone is new to you, know it is a cemetery monument … Continue reading

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The Father of Labor Day: Manchester New Hampshire’s George McGuire aka Maguire (1857-1913)

The tombstone of George McGuire sits in Manchester, New Hampshire’s Piscataquog Cemetery on Bowman Street with the engraving “Father of Labor Day.”  Several newspapers throughout the United States, dated in November of 1913, announced with headlines: FATHER OF LABOR DAY … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Military Squares and other Memorials

Whether you walk, or drive through Manchester New Hampshire’s neighborhoods, it is impossible to not become aware of the many statues, markers and commemoratives (such as named parks or buildings) dedicated to its military heroes. With Memorial Day (May 26, … Continue reading

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North Barnstead New Hampshire’s Harriet P. Dame: the "Florence Nightingale" of The Civil War (1815-1900)

Harriet Patience Dame

daughter of James Chadbourne and Phebe (Ayers) Dame, was born at North Barnstead, New Hampshire on 5 … Continue reading

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Mont Vernon Stone Dog – Bruce Monument

This photograph is copyrighted by Janice Brown.  Please do not use for any reason, without her written permission.

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