John Clayton describes thirty-two of the Queen City’s most remarkable residents, from Iwo Jima flag raiser Rene Gagnon and fast-food innovator Richard McDonald to lesser-known but equally compelling figures, including beloved lunch cart driver Arthur Red Ullrich and the late firefighter Dave Anderson. Collecting columns first published in the New Hampshire Union Leader, Clayton reveals the essence of Manchester’s enduring strength and appeal: its people.
Other books by John Clayton available for sale at the Millyard Museum located at 200 Bedford Street Manchester, NH.
The newspapers of yesteryear were full of horrific stories of unfortunate, accidential deaths of folks being killed by trains. These stories did not spare the gory details of dismemberment and ghastly wounds and, often times, didn’t hesitate to cast fault on the victim themselves.
I’ve included a lot of these tragic stories in my first book, Saints & Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH -1835 to 1900.
Daniel Connor was a very interesting person in Manchester history. He owned a lot of land, farmed and raised livestock. On September 5, 1879, the Manchester newspaper carried a listing in the Police Court article that read: “Daniel Connor appeared for allowing his hogs to run loose on Merrimack Common. He was fined $5.00 plus cost.”
For more about Daniel Daniel Connor and his contribution to Manchester NH. Click on the link below