Manchester: The City That Wouldn’t Die - Historical Society Event

Please join us for "Manchester: The City That Wouldn't Die", presented by John Clayton of the Manchester Historic Association

In March of 1936 the city suffered through the worst flood in its history. That same year, in the midst of the Great Depression, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, the city’s largest employer, declared bankruptcy. The city not only survived these disasters, but came back stronger than ever. This was due to the imagination, courage, and hard work of its citizens. By the end of 1936 a new company had been formed – locally owned and operated - called Amoskeag Industries that successfully diversified the economic base of the city. This talk will include a showing of the short “March of Time” documentary from 1937 on the founding of Amoskeag Industries, plus an illustrated talk on the Great Flood of 1936, the demise of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, and the founding of Amoskeag Industries.

This event is co-hosted by the Hooksett Historical Society and the Hooksett Library. There will be a brief Historical Society meeting prior to the beginning of the program.