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Fessenden & Lowell Company: a 19th-20th Century Cooperage in Reeds Ferry, New Hampshire

This story came to pass because I was curious about two family photographs. The oldest photo, taken about 1907, shows my grandfather, Clarence Webster, standing alone with a building in the distance behind him. He was the Reeds Ferry (village … Continue reading

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The Dr. James Murray Rowe Family of Barnstead and Concord New Hampshire

James Murray Rowe was one of New Hampshire’s early dentists.  He was born 18 January 1834 in Holderness, New Hampshire son of John B. & Susan (Evans) Rowe*.   You may wonder why I am writing about him.  A few years … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Stereoview, Landscape and Portrait Photographer: John Gilman Ellinwood of Manchester (1844-1924)

If you are a peruser of early Manchester New Hampshire photographs, no doubt you have seen his work. Known usually as “J.G. Ellinwood” John Gilman Ellinwood was born on 12 November 1844 in Deering NH, son of John B. & … Continue reading

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WW2 Veteran, Business Owner, Amateur Boxer of Manchester NH, the Polish Flash: Jan Zacharko aka John Harko (1906-1997)

Manchester New Hampshire has long been a city built by immigrants. From the early settlers to the mill workers, most of them arrived to the area only a generation or two from an ancestor from another continent. In the very … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Missing Places: The Whittier Pine of Center Harbor

It had been called the Whittier Pine.  The famed poet John Greenleaf Whittier had his own personal name for this great tree–Wood Giant.  It was located on land near the Sturtevant Farm on Route 25B/Dane Road, Center Harbor NH. [Editor’s … Continue reading

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