Category Archives: Current Events

New Hampshire Glossary: Excise

ON EXCISES Excise, a Monster, worse than e’er before Frighted the Midwife, and the Mother tore; A thousands Hands she has, a thousand Eyes, Breaks into Shops and into Cellars pries; With hundred Rows of Teeth the Shark exceeds, And … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Merrimack’s Special (Police) Officer Division

On May 11, 2013 the Merrimack (NH) Police Department held an Open House and special event to honor all of the men and women who had served the town as police officers, special officers, auxiliary officers and constables. According to … Continue reading

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NH Tidbits: Descendants of Merrimack Centennial 1846 Serve on Bicentennial in 1946

In 1846 Merrimack NH celebrated its centennial (100 year anniversary) of its incorporation as a town. A committee was selected to organize and facilitate events. To that end the following men were chosen: Robert McGaw was the president of the … Continue reading

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Collected Stories of Merrimack New Hampshire

In celebrating Merrimack New Hampshire’s 275th anniversary as a town, I present to you several stories I have written about people, places and events in its history.  My personal connections go back to the year 1898 when my great-grandfather, Charles … Continue reading

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A DEFENSE OF THE IRISH: What Has Been Accomplished By the Irish Race

From the National Republican newspaper, Washington CD 24 Feb 1874, page 4; A DEFENCE OF THE IRISH. What Has Been Accomplished By The Irish Race “A LIST OF DISTINGUISHED IRISHMEN–WHAT THE IRISH HAVE DONE FOR AMERICA–WHAT THEY DID FOR AMERICAN … Continue reading

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