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How the Thoreau Pencil Wrote, and Paid for, Walden

The Thoreau pencil was a triumph in Henry David Thoreau’s lifetime, overshadowed since by the posthumous fame of ...

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Cartoon of J.P. Morgan taking over the banking industry following the panic of 1907.

The Panic of 1907 and the Maine Man Who Caused It

You might suppose the Federal Reserve banking system was begun in response to the great stock market crash ...

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The New England Town Crier, Part Ad Man, Part Comedian

Jimmy Wilson, Boston’s town crier for 50 years, was loved by the city’s children, and was once paid ...

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Six (And More) Mothers Who Left a Mark on History

Mothers have always had to balance competing demands, and some of those who did it best made history. ...

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