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New Hampshire EVENT: Marilla Ricker Portrait Unveiling May 16, 2016 at 3:30 PM

Back in 2014 I first wrote about Marilla Marks (Young) Ricker, the first woman in New Hampshire to attempt to cast her vote during elections (1870), and the first to run for governor (1910). She failed in both attempts [details … Continue reading

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When Death Found Dustin Sweatt in Gilmanton, New Hampshire

Yes, I realize my story title is a bit dramatic, but honestly isn’t death dramatic, especially when it involves a young person? Dustin C. Sweatt was was a handsome young man, named after his uncle Dustin. He was one of … Continue reading

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New Durham New Hampshire’s Educator, Lawyer, Suffragist, Humanitarian and Author: Marilla Marks (Young) Ricker (1840-1920)

“I’m going to run for governor [of New Hampshire], although I have not the slightest idea of ever becoming governor,” announced Mrs. Ricker… I’m running for governor in order to get people into the habit of thinking of women as … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: Janesville

New Hampshire has had very few places named after women.  In fact, I don’t know of any others beside Janeville (Janesville in some documents).  Leave it to the city “fathers” to obliterate the name of the only ancient village in … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Michael Prout: He put the ‘Prout’ in ‘Prout Park’

Michael Prout was an English farmer’s son, born 24 Feb 1824 in Plymouth, Devon, England.  It is not known what influenced his immigration to the United States, that  occurred about 1845.  What is definitively known is that Michael Prout was living … Continue reading

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