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Tapping Old Spirits at Frank Jones Brewery Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

 

Frank JOnes aleA Portsmouth technology company inherits the alemaker's legacy

 

It's rare when a high-tech business calls me for a history lecture. Software companies usually stare toward tomorrow with laser intensity. The past is for has-beens.

 

 

 

 
The Comeback Kidder Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

barnabee
Henry Clay Barnabee left his historic collection of comic memorabilia to the Portsmouth LIbrary. But how did it get there? Why is it in the attic? And who the heck was Barnabee, anyway?

He may get the last laugh yet
-- scholars are taking him seriously.

 

 

 

 
The Day History Died Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   

Civil war soldier and horse
Hundreds of souls lost in minutes

NH photographer LV Newell captured hundreds of Civil War soldiers on home -- Confederate and Union. But the priceless glass negatives were destroyed. Could this recently discovered picture of a man and horse be one of the lost images?

 

 

 
As I Please Index Print Email
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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 Seacoast" (sm) for over two decades.
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A personal column about history and stuff


 
The Great Myths of Canada Print Email
Written by J. Dennis Robinson   


Mother England had two American kids -- one became a cop, one an outlaw

History is the collection of stories we tell ourselves about our past. Nations, like families, tend to continually retell the tales that fill our chests with pride, regardless of their veracity.
 

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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.

    Article Count:
    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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    2
  • 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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