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Eunice Williams, The Unredeemed Captive

In 1704, Mohawk Indians raided the frontier town of Deerfield, Mass. They captured local pastor John Williams, along with his family. Most of the family (those who didn’t die in the attack or aftermath) would be ransomed – all but ...

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How the Longfellow Bridge Got its Name

Elbridge Gerry was the first person allowed to walk over the new West Boston Bridge connecting Boston and Cambridge 220 years ago today. A private company had built the toll bridge for $76,700. Gerry was a signer of the Declaration ...

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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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