Monthly Archives: August 2015

Manchester New Hampshire’s 1946 Centennial Celebration

This story, as usually is the case, begins with a photograph–in this case several.  My mother (Mary Webster) was a “camera nut” and took hundreds of photographs in the Manchester area, but most were of family.  She did not take … Continue reading

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New Hampshire’s First Woman Sheriff and Deputy Sheriffs: Helen Kenney of Concord, M. Jennie (Wood) Kendall of Nashua, and Lillian (Christian) Bryant of Conway

Even today a woman sheriff in New Hampshire would be a rarity.  In 1906, 1939 and 1944 when the three women mentioned in this story were appointed, they were momentous occasions.  These women were not the first sheriffs in the … Continue reading

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The Early History of Manchester New Hampshire’s Hesser Business College (now Mount Washington College) and the Hesser Family

The small business school started in Manchester, New Hampshire by Joel Harter Hesser on 1 June 1900 (for the first few years called simply “Hesser School”) still exists, though it no longer bears its founder’s name. [Editor’s note: At the … Continue reading

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Manchester New Hampshire’s Premier Baseball Family: Fred and Robert “Curly” Clement

In 1939 the Merrimack Valley Baseball League consisted of 11 baseball clubs, namely: Hillsboro, Peterboro, Milford, Merrimack, Londonderry, Derry [Merchants], Goffs Falls, Noa Club, [Manchester] Cardinals, International Shoe of Manchester, and the Bay State entry, Pepperell [MA]. The league officials … Continue reading

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