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New Hampshire Missing Places: Mount Livermore Hotel in Holderness

The Mount Livermore House was built in 1883 as a boarding house.  It was improved and enlarged for more than a decade, until it was considered to be a hotel. An 1892 book on lakes and summer resorts in New … Continue reading

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Descendant of Rev. James MacGregor of Londonderry NH — World War One Heroine: Ruth MacGregor (1889-1918)

I was recently reviewing the list of “Gold Star Women” who had died during World War I service, and came across the name of a Delaware resident, Ruth MacGregor. Normally I would not be writing about her, then I discovered … Continue reading

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WWI Hero of Manchester New Hampshire: Frederick Parker Perkins (1897-1941)

Frederick Parker Perkins is twice a hero.  He served twice during World War I, first in an American ambulance company before the United States entered the war, and again in Headquarters Company, 77th Field Artillery, 4th Division with the United … Continue reading

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The Hermit of Mont Vernon New Hampshire: Jarvis Smith (1850-1925)

I’d heard the old tales of a hermit that lived in Mont Vernon, New Hampshire but until recently I had not known his name. The story of this solitary man came to light in a series of newspaper posts published … Continue reading

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The Legend of Becky’s Garden: Lake Winnipesaukee’s Smallest Island

A legend often has a basis in real history, and knowing the authentic story does not negate its charm. Such it is for this tale of the tiny ledge of rock and ragged growth that sits in Lake Winnipesaukee known … Continue reading

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