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The 1912 Willimantic Textile Workers Strike

In the spring of 1912, Connecticut newspapers were filled with accounts of the successful Bread and Roses textile workers strike in Lawrence, Mass. Thousands of textile workers, mostly immigrant women and children, had gone out on a two-month strike against ...

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Horace Vose, the Turkey Whisperer

Horace Vose, a ]Westerly, R.I., turkey farmer, sent his turkeys to 11 presidents for four decades of Thanksgiving dinners and drama. Every year, the Associated Press sent off a brief dispatch from Westerly, R.I.: “Horace Vose, following his annual custom ...

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When New England Candy Was King: 15 Sweet Facts

New England candy ruled the American confectionery industry from colonial times right through the mid 1900s. Many candy makers made their sugary treats in factories throughout New England, especially in Boston and Cambridge, Mass. The Puritans weren't too puritanical for ...

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