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The Six Largest Historic Districts in New England

Identifying the largest historic districts in New England was no easy task, as the region has so many collections of historic buildings, landscapes, cemeteries, lighthouses and bridges. It was especially tough to decide on the largest historic district in Rhode ...

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How To Talk With a New Hampshire Accent

The New Hampshire accent started with the English colonists who first arrived in North America. They brought with them speech patterns from Elizabethan London and part rural speech from Yorkshire and Lancashire. That evolved into the New Hampshire accent, as ...

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The New England Inns and Taverns Quiz

Who doesn't love New England's historic inns and taverns? Nowhere else in the country are there so many old watering holes and rest stops that date to the American Revolution -- and before. Longfellow's Wayside Inn, for example, opened as an ...

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Six Brutalist Buildings

Two of the most famous Brutalist buildings in America are still provoking strong emotions in New England decades after they first reared their heavy concrete heads. The massive buildings – Boston City Hall and Rudolph Hall -- are appropriately in ...

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It’s St. Joseph’s Day, Eat Your Zeppole

Forget the corned beef and cabbage, break out the zeppole! March 19 is St. Joseph’s Day, time to trade in the green for the red and forget about St. Patrick. Italian-Americans throughout New England celebrate St. Joseph’s Day by binging ...

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