Category Archives: Rochester History

  1. Adams Jaffa Colony

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    August 24, 2015 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    Adams Jaffa Colony By Florence H. Smith On a rainy Sunday night in late October, 1861, a man accompanied by …
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  2. CHILDHOOD MEMORIES, 1930’s

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    July 25, 2015 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    CHILDHOOD MEMORIES The 1930’s  BY PRISCILLA FOWLER THOMAS 2003   Introduction I hope that these descriptions of how we lived …
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  3. Rochester Tax Reports Inventory for 1816

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    July 25, 2015 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    Rochester Tax Reports Inventory for 1816 Adams, Amos Adams, Benjamin Adams, Jesse Adams, Wido. Susannah Allen, Col. Joshua Allen, Maj. …
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  4. Rochester’s First Churches

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    July 30, 2014 by rochesterhistoricalnh

      Part One – The 1700’s For many years, men had been cutting lumber and mast trees north of Dover …
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  5. 1914 Rochester Today with Glimpses of its Past

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    July 30, 2014 by rochesterhistoricalnh

      Written by Adeline Estes Wright, 1914   Rochester, a city of about 9,000 inhabitants is situated in the southeastern …
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  6. DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OLD AND NEW SCHOOLHOUSE

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    March 26, 2014 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    DESCRIPTIONS OF THE OLD AND NEW SCHOOLHOUSE GONIC, 1858  Excerpts typed from “Report of The Building Committee for the New …
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  7. Asa P. Hanson Letter

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    March 26, 2014 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    Typed copy of Asa P.Hanson letter- written to his brother at age 19     On envelope section:   free …
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  8. Diary of C.W. Edgerly of Rochester, NH

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    June 7, 2013 by rochesterhistoricalnh

      from the Diary of C.W. Edgerly of Rochester, NH 9th Regiment Aug. 1862 Typed from a hand written copy …
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  9. The Old Allen School

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    March 2, 2013 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    Classrooms in the Old Allen School Allen School in its Early Days The old school had large square rooms with …
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  10. Academy Street

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    February 24, 2013 by rochesterhistoricalnh

    Academy Street In the spring of 1820, a petition was circulated in the town of Rochester and sent to the …
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