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The Cradle of Liberty Becomes the Cradle of the American Christmas Card

Boston became the birthplace of the American Christmas card when a failed revolutionary -- a German one -- arrived ...

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A Danbury hatter binding a hat.

The Mad Hatters of Danbury, Conn.

The 19th-century hat factories of Danbury, Conn., made physical wrecks of thousands of workers, turning them into mad ...

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Mashpee Teen James Mye Ends Slavery for Indian Children

James Mye, a poor Indian boy, was apprenticed to a Nantucket couple whose children treated him like a ...

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6 of the Oldest General Stores in New England

General stores had their heyday between 1820 and 1860, when income was rising and the population was growing. ...

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