A century ago, Manchester, New Hampshire was known for just one thing: the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. “Amoskeag at one time, at its peak, around World War I, was more than 17,000 employees,” says John Clayton, executive director of the Manchester Historic Association and a longtime New Hampshire journalist. “So if you consider the scale of the city, at least half of the people who lived in this community worked for Amoskeag.”
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