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Education Champion and Elocutionist: Professor William Russell of Merrimack New Hampshire (1798-1873)

In researching the teacher’s college (later the high school) of Merrimack New Hampshire, I discovered that the man who founded it is little known in that town.   His focus was to develop and nurture educators, with the school board … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Tidbits: More Ghostly and Mystical Halloween Traditions

“The following extract from an English book of antiquities and popular customs, gives a very interesting account of the ancient manner of celebrating the day or rather night. The celebration of the day has somewhat died out but there are … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Sergeant Gerald Kenton Clover of New Boston

Gerald K. Clover was born as Gailand Kent Clover on 29 October 1894 in Paulding, Ohio, son of Homer G. & Verde Elizabeth “Virdie” (Shuster) Clover. In 1910 Gerald was living with his parents, grandfather Kenton Shuster, and one of … Continue reading

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New Hampshire WWI Military: Private Allan McEwen Walker of The Royal Scots

Once again my WWI research necessitates a side trip. This time I happened across a newspaper article as follows: In the Portsmouth Herald newspaper of 14 Aug 1917, Tuesday, page 4: “Former Concord Man killed in action. Concord Aug 14.–Alan … Continue reading

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The Lost Faces of World War One — Part Six

This is the continuation of a series of stories about men who died in World War 1, and whose photographs appeared in a publication called “Our Nation’s Roll of Honor.” The original post and explanation can be found at this … Continue reading

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