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Wide view of the Amoskeag Mills marker image, Touch for more information
By PaulwC3, April 25, 2013
Wide view of the Amoskeag Mills marker
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 124 — Amoskeag Mills
Samuel Blodgett began a canal to bypass the steep falls in 1793, with money provided by a lottery. The canal was finished in 1807. Mills then sprang up on both sides of the river below the falls. The world renowned Amoskeag Manufacturing Company . . . — Map (db m64872) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Ash Street School 1897

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m125011) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Brigadier General John Stark 1728 - 1822 Victor of the Battle of Bennington 1777 —

"There they are boys! We beat them today Or Molly Stark sleeps A widow tonight!

Design by John Rogers - 1889 Sculpture by Robert Shure Gift of John Brooks Threfall - 1999 — Map (db m117677) HM WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Christos Kalivas

In abiding memory of Christos Kalivas who was the first Greek American to sacrifice his life for our country in World War I

This memorial made possible through the untiring efforts of Chris J. Agrafiotis . . . — Map (db m117728) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — City Hall 1844-1845

has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m117684) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Governor Moody Currier Gateway Entrance

Valley Cemetery Founded 1841 listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior 2004

Erected by Mrs Currier In memory of her husband Governor Moody Currier . . . — Map (db m117716) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Civil War Memorial
In honor of the men of Manchester who gave their services in the War which saved the Union and secured equal rights for all under the Constitution. This monument built by a grateful city 1878

Additional inscription: Et Decorium est pro Patria . . . — Map (db m96014) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH General Pulaski Monument
Main inscription Brigadier General Kasimir Pulaski Born 1748 Died 1779 Marshall General of Poland

Front Charleston Savannah Germantown

Side Script Father of American Cavalry Chief of Dragoons Continental . . . — Map (db m96025) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Iwo Jima/Rene Gagnon Memorial
Plaque 1 In honor of Rene Gagnon and all those from Manchester who answered their countries call.

PFC Rene A. Gagnon 2nd Bn. 28th Reg. 5th Marine Div.

"Don't glorify war... there is no glory in it" Rene A. Gagnon

"On . . . — Map (db m96023) HM WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH Victory Park War Memorial
In memory of the Manchester Men who died in the Great War that made the world safe for Democracy... In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind — Map (db m96024) WM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH War Memorial
Veterans Memorial Park In honor of the men and women of Manchester who answered their nation's call in World War I, World War II, Korea and Viet Nam to preserve the principles of Freedom. We as a grateful and proud city dedicate these markers . . . — Map (db m96016) WM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester NH World War II Memorial
This is an 8 sided octagonal memorial. There is also a smaller memorial with a lengthy inscription. Beneath each side are rows and rows of inscripted names, with stars indicating those who made the supreme sacrifice with their lives.

On the 8 . . . — Map (db m96013) WM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester Spanish-American War Memorial
This monument erected by the city of Manchester to her sons who on land and sea defended the nation's honor in the war with Spain, the insurrection in the Philippines and the China Relief Expedition 1898-1902 Dedicated July 4, 1929. — Map (db m101429) WM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Manchester's First Green Roof

Look up! Manchester's first "green roof" now sits on top of City Hall's Connector building.

This UNH Cooperative Extension Initiative combines new technology with plants to deliver many benefits to the building below and to our . . . — Map (db m117680) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Mary E. Elliot

The founder of the "Elliot Hospital," Born May 22, 1823. Died Mar. 20, 1880 — Map (db m117725) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Merci Box Car
This Box Car was a restoration project of the Grand Voiture du N.H. of the Forty and Eight. This Box Car is one of the 49 Freedom cars sent by the French Government to each one of the 48 states and one to be shared by District of Columbia and Hawaii . . . — Map (db m19825) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Notre Dame Bridge 1937 - 1989

[Notre Dame Bridge relief] ————————————— [Markers formerly on the bridge] Notre Dame Bridge Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works . . . — Map (db m117730) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Ralph Baer The Father of Video Games #Baersquare Baer Square —
Obverse March 8th, 1922 - December 6th, 2014 Early Life Ralph Henry Baer was born March 8, 1922 in Pirmasens, Germany into a Jewish family. As a teenager, Ralph and his family fled to America to avoid the coming Holocaust. After . . . — Map (db m135473) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — 208 — St. Mary's Bank Credit Union / La Caisse Populaire Saint-Marie
Marker Front: The first credit union in the U.S. was founded here in 1908, the inspiration of Monsignor Pierre Hevey, the pastor of Sainte-Marie Parish. Monsignor Hevey sought to improve the economic stability of the French-speaking mill . . . — Map (db m65149) HM
New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — The Historic Currier Neighborhood

The Currier Museum of Art originally opened in 1929, in a building designed by Edward Tilton of the New York architectural firm Tilton and Githens. Major expansions to the 1929 building were added to the north of the original building in 1982 . . . — Map (db m125009) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — The Mill Girl

She stands here, for thousands of 19th century working women:

Industrial revolutionaries who broke with the past to earn their living, making history and creating the future.

In 1880 one third of Manchester's population, 3385 . . . — Map (db m117686) HM

New Hampshire (Hillsborough County), Manchester — Valley Cemetery Welcome

Established in 1841 Designed in the Rural Cemetery style

Built on land deeded to the City of Manchester by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.

Resting place of Manchester laborers, civic leaders, industrialists and . . . — Map (db m117718) HM


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