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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 Oldest Libraries in New England

Identifying New England’s oldest libraries is no easy task, as the first colonists valued literacy and education for boys and girls. The Puritans, after all, wanted everyone to read the Bible. Many New England libraries evolved over time from private collections ...

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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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Black Sheep: The Rev. John Cotton Jr. Story

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Is black sheep a fair description of Rev. John Cotton Jr.? His father, after all, condoned casting Anne Hutchinson out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, branded as a heretic. And his nephew Cotton Mather famously celebrated the Salem Witch Trials. ...

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Six Sears Houses

In the early part of the 20th century you could buy a Sears house for the price of a good pair of shoes today. In 2005, a high-end Sears home sold for $900,000. Sears sold about 100,000 kit houses from ...

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The Bohemian Blueblood Who Invented the Bra

  Inventing the bra was possibly the least interesting thing Mary Phelps Jacob did in her life. She was called Polly Peabody during her first upper-crust marriage and Caresse Crosby during her scandalous second. She and her husband Harry Crosby ...

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