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Alan Shepard Takes a Divot on the Moon

Alan Shepard was only the second person to enter space, but the first to hit a golf ball on the moon. On America’s first manned mission into space, Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 on a 15-minute suborbital trajectory. (He didn’t ...

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NH Timber Baron Takes the Money and Runs

In 1892,timber baron James E. Henry bought 100,000 acres of virgin timber in Northern New Hampshire and began clear-cutting the White Mountains. He built two towns, Lincoln and Zealand, the region’s first steam-powered sawmill on the Ammonoosuc River, paper and ...

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Ezekiel Straw, The Good Boss

Ezekiel Straw, born on Dec. 30, 1819, in Salisbury, N.H., 194 years ago, was an unusual mill agent – unusual in a good way. He was popular with the workers. Straw’s family moved to Lowell, Mass., when he was a ...

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About William Loeb

William Loeb Jr., father of the New Hampshire publisher, was press secretary to President Teddy Roosevelt.

William Loeb, born on Dec. 6, 1905, had an outsize influence on national politics as publisher of the Manchester Union Leader, New Hampshire’s statewide newspaper. From 1946 until his death in 1981, he published pugnacious conservative editorials on the newspaper’s ...

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