Category Archives: New Hampshire Women

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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Merrimack New Hampshire’s Educator, Artist, Civic Leader, Librarian: Emma Augusta Cross (1850-1933)

Today few residents of Merrimack New Hampshire can remember a time without their iconic ‘Lowell Library‘ on the corner of Route 3 and Baboosic Lake Road. However, that structure was not erected until 1925.   Emma Cross was not the first … 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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New Hampshire Tidbits: David B. Varney Memorial at Derryfield Park in Manchester

A few years ago I took several photographs of Derryfield Park in Manchester New Hampshire. In this collection are photos of a memorial, dedicated in 1955 to honor David B. Varney, a Republican Mayor of Manchester between 1889-1890. Oddly enough … Continue reading

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Rindge and Concord New Hampshire First Woman NH State Agency Director, Administrator, Speaker, Award Recipient: Abby Langdon (Alger) Wilder (1889-1978)

She was born Abbie Langdon Alger on 18 May 1889 at New Orleans, Louisiana, the daughter of William E.Alger and his first wife, Lucille V. (DeLeon) Alger. Abby’s father was a Bostonian who was living out of the country. He … Continue reading

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