Sketch of the Daniel Webster statue in front of the NH State House:
Gilman served as governor of NH from 1794-1805, and again from 1813-1816. The town of Gilmanton is named after his family. He was governor when the state legislature passed NH’s first mandatory voter check-list law. During the American Revolution he served in the “Minutemen” militia. Drawn from an engraving by Max Rosenthal. [Also see John Taylor GilmanContinue reading “John T. Gilman”
Drawn from a portrait in the reading room at Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH): Like her husband James, Sarah was also a teacher…. The portrait is by NH painter Joseph Alexander Ames, who is of course the brother of Nathan Ames, the famous inventor of the modern escalator.
Drawn from a portrait in the reading room at Tucker Free Library (Henniker, NH): Patterson taught school in New Hampshire, and later served as a Republican member of Congress during the Civil War, where he supported the establishment of Freedmen’s Schools in the South. [Also see James W. Patterson on Wikipedia]
Here’s a comic to celebrate the Weeks Act Centennial, drawn at the intersection of environmental science, government policy, activism, & private industry… ALSO SEE: The Weeks Act Music Video! >>