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TROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
March 2012

    The "Troy Sports Exhibit" is coming together with the help of several people.  Ken LaPointe and Donald Johnson helped identify many of the trophies that are housed at the museum.  They also shared stories about playing baseball and basketball, and running track while at Troy High School.  It seems that Donald and his brother, Harold used to run down West Hill every day to shovel coal at the Mill before going to school.  Ken told me, "That's what made them outstanding track stars."

THE OLD DAYS

From the Issue: 
March 2012

    One of my favorite hobbies is reading the old New Hampshire Sentinel articles where I came across the following paragraph:

May 26, 1881:  Mr. C. W. Whitney has built an icehouse just East of his residence, which many have inquired about.  It is not a Summerhouse.  It is octagonal in shape, the roof running to a point and having latticed dormer windows put in part way up.  It is so unique for an icehouse that no wonder people inquire what it is.  It is possible to make even an icehouse attractive in appearance.

    We presently live in the Whitney house and I always wondered about the odd building in the old photo that looked like a fancy vegetable stand. As I gazed at the photo it was hard for me to imagine living in the “old days” and having the need to build an icehouse when all I have to do is get ice from the trays in my freezer. 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
February 2012

The sports collection is coming together with the help of Ken LaPointe and Donald Johnson and will be on display during the months of February and March.  Both Ken and Donald were outstanding athletes at Troy High School.  They played basketball and baseball and ran cross country.  Ken said they all were good in cross country because that was part of the training for all sports.  So stop by the museum to see our sports display. 

LIGHTS ON MONADNOCK

From the Issue: 
February 2012

Timeline … WWI ...People in Troy, Jaffrey and Dublin reported seeing signals/light flashes during the night from high up on Mt. Monadnock, (true).  People from Jaffrey and Dublin climbed over the East side of Monadnock for months trying to find out what was going on. (true)

TELL ME A STORY ... ABOUT TROY

From the Issue: 
January 2012

           I was 6 years, 3 months and 28 days old on December 7, 1941.  I was playing cards in the dinning room with my mother.  Our radio was tuned to WBZ Boston when the news of the bombing of Pearl Harbor came on around 3 in the afternoon, Eastern time, Sunday.  I was scared, asked mom if we were going to be bombed?  She made a few calls to her sisters in Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Arizona.  Later in the day when the news announced the Battleship Arizona was bombed, she first thought that bombs were dropped in the state of Arizona.

TROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
January 2012

         The Cookie Tour was an excellent way to close out the year.  It was great greeting people and getting holiday greetings in return.  We received many compliments on the beautiful Christmas tree donated by Gary Phelps.  It was fun to share in the reminiscing of others about their holidays of the

DO YOU REMEMBER?

From the Issue: 
January 2012

        What were you doing in March of 1993?  Waiting for something new and different to appear in your mailbox?  Well, that certainly happened ...

    A group of volunteers decided Troy needed a village newsletter, a community forum "to provide Troy citizens with information about local events happening in Troy and issues that concern Troy."  Eight pages long, it featured articles concerning the annual school meeting and town meeting.  Twelve ads, some political, some local businesses, Gay-Kimball Library news and a monthly calendar filled the pages.  Staff included Bob Hall, Bruce and Christy McCulley.  The masthead stated it would be published "more or less monthly", was a private effort and mailed free of charge to residents, and totally financed by advertisers.  And it was blue ...

TROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
December 2011
Now that the museum is in order, the members have been working on cleaning and sorting materials stored in the cupboards in the office area.  One area we would like to improve is Troy's athletic teams.  Several athletic trophies were donated to the Society but we have no information about them.  Three of the trophies are for basketball, Southern NH Interscholastic League 1948-1949, Champions in 1954-1955, and State Champion 1955.  The last two were coached by H. Silander.  We have one large silver trophy with a marble base and a baseball player at the top.  The plaque at the base is no longer there.  If you have information about these trophies please contact Kathy Marrotte, Bob Hall, or Gary Phelps.  If you would like to donate any Troy sports memorabilia and/or information about Troy's athletic teams we would love to display it!  
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