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Millyard Museum Musings

On Veterans Day: Finding ‘Little Square,’ the collection of bronze plaques and other tangible reminders of those who gave all

They gave their lives for their country, so we in Manchester honor them with bronze plaques in squares that bear their names. But even as we approach Veterans Day – when the tablets erected in their memory are bedecked with flags – these monuments can be easily overlooked. If we aren’t careful, the men they honor may also be forgotten, and the fallen sons of our city might be lost in the mists of history.

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Millyard Museum Musings

There’s nothing run of the mill about Amoskeag

If you’ve lived in Manchester for 60 years or 60 minutes, you have probably come into contact with some vestige of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, the now-defunct textile giant that helped shape this city we know and love. Sooner or later, whether you’re a native or a newbie, you may encounter visitors who have some questions about Amoskeag, so a little refresher course can’t hurt, right? READ MORE

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Millyard Museum Musings

A Box Car Recalls 250 Tons of Thanks

They’ve been doing this for nearly 70 years now, but as usual, there were curious looks and puzzled glances as the dignified men of the American Legion – members from Henry J. Sweeney Post and William H. Jutras Post and Hudson Post #48 – began mustering on Bremer Street on Manchester’s West Side yesterday. Their destination? Read on. READ MORE