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Moxie, The Path to the Good Life

President Calvin Coolidge celebrated his inauguration with a cold Moxie. Boston Red Sox great Ted Williams was a spokesman for it. Deer Isle author E. B. White wrote,  “Moxie contains gentian root, which is the path to the good life.” New England has always embraced the oddly medicinal ...

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The Great New England Earthquake of 1663

The Great New England Earthquake of 1663 collapsed walls and frightened colonists from Quebec City to New York, but Puritan ministers and Jesuit priests saw a silver lining: People flocked to church in the immediate aftermath. No one had much ...

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