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Presidents on Bottle Tops Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Preisdential Bottle Top

PRESIDENTS IN PORTSMOUTH

Neaerly a dozen Chief Executives have visited Portsmouth, NH, but it's all been downhill since George Washington's visit. Here is a rundown of the top dogs who came to town and what they did -- or didn't do -- in Seacoast, New Hampshire.

 

 

 
The Depositor's Tale Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

The Writer's Mind
MAN LOCKED IN BANK

When a normal helathy person gets locked in a bank, that's a funny story. But when a writer with a highly active mind gets locked in a bank, that's a metaphor, or an allegory, or something of huge literary significance. It all happened when the editor went to cash the very first income check for this web site at the dawn of the Internet.

 

 

 
Online at Last Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Fireworks over North Church (c) Ralph Morang
OUR FIRST ONLINE COLUMN

Who could guess back in 1996 that we would still be online a decade later? Actually, we could. This regional site was built to last. SeacoastNH was born with an attitude and lots to say. Now with thousands of pages online and millions of readers later – we’re still standing. Here’s how it all started – back before Monica, Dubya, Iraq, Google and SPAM.

 

 
Frederick Douglass Comes to Town Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

FD after the Civil War
SEACOAST BLACK HISTORY

Born a slave, he became the most famous Black man in America and advisor to Abraham Lincoln. Even as the Civil War raged Frederick Douglass visited Portsmouth and lectured on the future of black Americans. His two sons were soldiers. And he remembered his first inhopistable visit to the Granite State too.

 

 

 
The Tarnished Tale of Robert Rogers Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

RogRan
SPENCER TRACY PLAYED HIM

He is a troubling hero. Praised as America's first great national hero, Robert Rogers formed a crack militia to ward off Indian attacks. But he also fought against American patriots in the Revolution. Ouch! Love or hate him, Rogers has close connections to Portsmouth, NH. His wife hails from here. And a famous film about Rogers Rangers opens in Seacoast, New Hampshire.

 

 

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  • History Matters

    J. Dennis Robinson writer logo by Reggin LoganHISTORY MATTERS

    Seacoast History by author / editor J. Dennis Robinson, presented biweekly in collaboration with The Portsmouth Herald. (check the Monday Herald every other week for printed version). In "History Matters" Robinson explores regional history and its connection to modern issues in a dramatic and highly readable style. The author has been writing about the "America\'s Smallest Seacaost" (sm) for over two decades.For up to 100 original aritlces by JDR also click here to visit AS I PLEASE. For the latest news see the Portsmouth Herald online web site just click here.    

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  • As I Please

     

    HISTORY MATTERS

    The editor ponders history, mostly, in this popular Seacoast column. This index contains over 100 original columns by J. Dennis Robinson. The author has been writing about the "America's Smallest Seacaost" (sm) for over two decades.

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    88
  • Historical Societies


    You will find a small historical society building in almost every town in the Seacoast region. Each is unique, run by its own cluster of local history fans and filled with curios. Most are in great need of funds and volunteer help. If you have more updated links, please send them along, and please -- help preserver your town history before it is too late.

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  • Jesse James Films

    Jesse James by J. Dennis RobinsonTHE DINGUS PROJECT
    Jesse James in the Movies

    At least 50 American films and documentaries include the character of outlaw Jesse James. The Dingus Project is one man\'s attempt to view ALL of those films. Writer J. Dennis Robinson began this project after writing a biography of Jesse James for children -- Jesse James, Legendary Outlaw, published in hardcover and paperback by Compass Point Books.The goal, besides watching a lot of movies, is to provide a quick databse that shows how few of these films are based on fact, and how widespread the "imaginary" view of Jesse James has grown. Thanks to Hollywood, the historic Jesse James has all but disappeared. So far we\'ve obtained copies of over 30 films and documentaries related to Mr/ James and we\'re posting them like crazy in anticipation of the Brad Pitt film to be released in 2007. Sure, it\'s crazy, but so was Jesse.

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    25

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