Category Archives: Current Events

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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New Hampshire and National Women’s History Month–March 2021

The month of March has a focus on women around the world if you include International Woman’s Day (IWD) on 8 March (with a spot light on women’s rights).  Since March of 1987, the United States has formally observed Women’s … Continue reading

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New Hampshire: The Snow-Storm, Or Was It a ‘Blizzard’?

Ralph Waldo Emerson perhaps said it best about a storm that includes snow: “Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, … Continue reading

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