The early architecture of Walpole, NH - 1750-1850
From its frontier beginnings, the Connecticut Valley town of Walpole, New Hampshire has come to personify the quintessential New England country town. At the forefront of Walpole’s picturesque landscape is its amazing collection of elegant homes and buildings that date from the first century of the town’s settlement. Beginning in the eighteenth century, Frontier Elegance tells the story of how architectural style developed and evolved. Originating in Europe, guidebooks helped in the migration of architectural style to the urban coastal communities of New England and eventually to the inland communities of the Connecticut River Valley. Utilizing available materials and catering to individual tastes, the people who designed, built, and occupied these structures would play an equally important and fascinating role in developing a strong community that continues to value and preserve its past.
West of Boston
Growing up Red sox in a Yankee Household
From the publisher — If you’ve ever really wanted something – a job, acceptance to a college, a part in a play -- and it seemed within your grasp but always seemed to slip away, you’ll understand Bill’s dilemma. While his own athletic aspirations are frustrated time and again by nature, bad luck, and odd circumstances, his Boston Red Sox continue to be thwarted by their age old nemesis, the New York Yankees. Making matters worse, he lives with a Yankee fan! West of Boston: Growing Up Red Sox in a Yankee Household will leave you laughing and rooting for Bill, and maybe even the Red Sox!
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Bill Ranauro is a long time resident of Walpole, New Hampshire. Bill’s thirty-seven-years as a history teacher and athletic coach fueled his twin passion for academic and athletic endeavor. In addition to his writing, he enjoys spending time reading, traveling, and following the Boston Red Sox. Bill has authored articles published in Scholastic Coach magazine and The Forum, a journal for the New England History Teachers Association. He lives in Walpole, New Hampshire with his wife Lisa, and has two grown children, Daniel and Emily.
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