Jordan to guest spot on Manchester Community Television Show

John P. Jordan author – Manchester, NH historian

At 5:00 pm, Thursday, March 19th, Manchester author and historian, John Patrick Jordan, will be a guest on Al Heidenreich‘s Manchester Public Television Show, “In My Opinion.”

Mr. Jordan will be promoting his latest book, “Check Your Hat! The vaudeville Years. Palace Theater, 1915 – 1955,” and “Saints and Sinners. The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH. 1835 – 1900.”

If you live in Manchester, you can watch the show live or check for rebroadcast on MPTS channel 23.

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Saints and Sinners – The Pioneer Irish of Manchester, NH 1835 – 1900

Buy John Jordan’s book, Saints and Sinners, the Pioneer Irish of SaintsandSinnerscover2Manchester, NH, 1835 – 1900.

Mr. Jordan’s first book is a wonderful snapshot of the Irish immigrants that came to Manchester, NH 1835 to 1900.

Table of contents include: Immigrants and Their Decendants; Humorous Court Cases Some with Irish Brogue; Amoskeag Mills Accidents and Deaths; Suicides & Attempted Suicides in Amoskeag Canal; Killed and Dismembered by Trains; Scandal’s, Schools and Naughty Women.

Page 23 – Rev. Fr. William McDonald – the St. Patrick of Manchester, NH.

Page 24 – Bishop John B. Delany

Page 32 – Daniel Connor – Landowner, farmer, livestock owner & so much more.

Page 40 – Michael J. Healy – Police Chief

Page 152 – Woman killed by the train cars

Page 183 – Not the same Timothy – funny stories about locals printed in newspapers of yesteryear

John Patrick Jordan – Fan Page

Books on sale at Millyard Museum


Mr. Jordan is aJohn Patrick Jordan 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.

Both books are available for sale at the Manchester Historic Museum located at 200 Bedford Street, Manchester, NH.