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Competition for Starr

by Shannon Baxter This is the sixth in a series of articles featuring Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the world...

The Brennan Family Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the fifth in a series of articles that will focus on Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...

The Skates of Charles F. Bell, a True Dartmouth Man

by Shannon Baxter This is the fourth in a series of articles that will focus on Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...

Local Hockey Stars – Charlie Patterson’s Skates

by Shannon Baxter This is the third in a series of articles that will focus on Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs...

Skates of the First Lady of Folklore (Dr. Helen Creighton’s Skates)

by Shannon Baxter This is the second article in a series that will feature Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the...

Starr Manufacturing Company: The Life of a Starr

by Shannon Baxter This is the first article in a series that will feature Dartmouth’s Starr Manufacturing Company. Established as a nail factory in 1861, Starr Manufacturing soon began making its famous Starr skates and selling millions of pairs around the...

My Favourite Artifact, by Courtney Mrazek

My name is Courtney Mrazek and I have been a heritage interpreter at Evergreen and Quaker House for the last three summers. The time I have spent at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum has afforded me valuable skills across many arenas, including practical and hands on...