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Six Canals That Built New England

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In 1803, one of the first New England canals made Boston the undisputed commercial center of New England. Called ‘the Incredible Ditch,’ the Middlesex Canal allowed a barge to haul 30 tons of goods back and forth between Chelmsford (now ...

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Six Places New England Films Were Shot

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New England films number in the hundreds since the turn of the last century, partly because the region provides such rich material for stories and characters set against New England's history and literary tradition provide rich material for stories and ...

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The Oldest Bank in Each New England State

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The oldest bank in a state isn’t necessarily the first one chartered. Banks have had their difficulties over the years and many failed or were swallowed up by other banks. Bank of America, for example, started out as the Providence ...

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