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Six Places Renamed Out of Spite

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Many New England cities and towns have been renamed over the years. When the European settlers arrived, they usually changed Indian names to those from their home country. And then they sometimes renamed a place again. The Puritans, for example, ...

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Six Presidential Houses in New England

Before presidential libraries, there were presidential houses, and every New England state has one. You may know about some, but others may come as a surprise. In celebration of President’s Day, we bring you six presidential houses. If you know ...

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Six Historic Love Nests

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In honor of Valentines Day, the New England Historical Society chose to highlight six love nests. Love nests can be lavish mansions built for mistresses or summer homes where movie stars can canoodle. Or they can be places where long ...

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Six Breathtaking National Natural Landmarks

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New England can claim 57 National Natural Landmarks of the 599 listed throughout the country. The six-state region has a wealth of  beautiful conservation land that contains fossilized dinosaur tracks, quaking bogs, old growth forests, rhododendron stands and a spectacular ...

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