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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Triple Decker

In the years before World War I, New England’s iconic triple deckers brought thousands of immigrants into the middle class. They also  inspired the undying hatred of housing reformers. Triple deckers sprang up in New England’s booming mill towns and ...

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

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Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales made his newspaper, the Sun, into a money-making powerhouse and lifted the art of fake news to new heights. Day was born ...

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When John Adams Slept With Ben Franklin


John Adams slept with Benjamin Franklin in a New Jersey tavern during the fall of 1776. They stopped on a journey from Philadelphia to Staten Island for peace talks with Admiral of the Fleet Richard Howe, 1st Earl Howe, and his ...

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