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.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 10:00 a.m.- noon
$5 MHA members $10 General Public
Pre-registration is required Please call (603) 622-7531 Meet at the Sheridan Guard Memorial
“Find your Irish Roots” tour of the Old St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Donald Street, conducted by Manchester historians John Patrick Jordan and Gerald Holleransponsored by the Manchester Historic Association—hear the stories of Manchester’s pioneer Irish citizens, the bitter discrimination they faced upon their arrival in Manchester, the heartwarming stories of many of them who arrived here penniless and became Manchester’s leading citizen’s and their patriotism to their adopted country and much more.
Mr. Jordan is a lifelong Manchester resident. He has spent countless hours researching and sharing the history of Manchester through lectures, walking tours and publications. He has been honored by the Manchester City Library and the Manchester Historic Association and was given a key to the city by Mayor Emile Beaulieu for his efforts to preserve the history of Manchester.
Mr. Jordan conducts tours with his good friend, Richard Duckoff, sponsored by the Manchester Historic Association. Recorded tours include “The Victorian North End”, “Pine Grove Cemetery” and “The New Century Neighborhood”. Watch the 2014 MHA Walking Tour Series.
John is an author and has published two books, “Saints and Sinners“,a history of the Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 – 1900 and “Check Your Hat!“, a history of the vaudeville years of the Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955.