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Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
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The shipyard had the second oldest Marine barracks in the nation. Marines from Portsmouth saved the embassies in China in the Boxer Rebellion. This is commemorated on the back of the Spanish American War memorial on Crawford Street. Portsmouth native Wendell Cushing Neville commanded the US Marine detachment during the Boxer rebellion. He earned a Medal of Honor during the Vera Cruz expedition (1914) and was commandant of the Marine Corps from 1929-30.