Spencer Tracy as Robert Rogers
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Spencer Tracy as Majopr Roberts on SeacoastNH.com (c) Columbia Pictures 1940Strawbery Banke Presents

In the 1940 film "Northwest Passage" actor Spencer Tracy portrayed Major Robert Rogers. The film opened in Stoodley’s Tavern, now at Strawbery Banke. Rogers married Elizabeth Browne of Portsmouth, NH on June 30, 1761. The couple later divorced when Rogers turned Tory and fled to England in the Revolution.



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Painting of Major Robert Rogers on SeacoastNH.com

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Spencer Tracy as Maj. Robert Rogers in Northwest Passage 1940 (c) Columbia Pictures on SeacoastNH.com

Photo of Stoodley's Tavern 

This image from the book STRAWBERY BANKE:
A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making
by J. Dennis Robinson

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