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New Hampshire Tidbits: Merrimack’s Old Passaconaway Tree

“The old trunks of trees rise round, Like pillars in a church of old; And the wind fills them with a sound As if a bell were tolled.” — The Angler’s Song — Isaac McLellan, Jr. The Nashua Telegraph of … Continue reading

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A Time-Line History of Errol New Hampshire From 1776-1948

The estimated census of Errol, New Hampshire today is about 265 people, a drop from its peak of 313 in 1980. Though settled before hand, this town was legally incorporated in 1781. A good number of Errols early citizens came … Continue reading

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Human and Animal Rights Advocate, Cheshire County NH Deputy Sheriff Jennie Belle (Carter) Powers (1864-1936)

The Boston Sunday Globe newspaper called her “a fearless woman.”  At her death the National Humane review said of her: “For in all the state there was no one like Jennie Belle Powers. Mrs. Powers was humane agent for the … Continue reading

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A Nurse Hero of WWI: Elma Irene Groves of Lodi Wisconsin (1888-1918)

As my readers know, I rarely write about people who do not have a New Hampshire connection. In this particular case the 2nd great-niece of a nurse who died in service during WWI contacted me, and I agreed to write … Continue reading

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Lost Face of WWI: Canteen Worker Nelle Robertson (1877-1919) of Virginia Illinois

This story of Nelle Robertson is part of a continuing series to honor those women of WWI who died in service.  Sometimes called “Gold Star” Women they served as yeomen, nurses, telephone operators, Red Cross volunteers and as YMCA/YWCA canteen … Continue reading

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