Manchester, the city that wouldn’t die

Manchester: The City That Wouldn’t Die” 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. The program will take on Thursday May 25th,2017 at 630 pm and be held at the Hooksett Public library. The presenter, will be John Clayton,Director of the Manchester Historic Association

Amoskeag Manufactoring