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Six Covered Bridges

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Covered bridges have been around since the late 18th century in the United States. Philadelphia claims to be the site of the first covered bridge, a 550-foot span over the Schuylkill River. It was built in 1805, according to the ...

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Six Loyalist Houses

A Loyalist House was likely to be seized and sold when the American Revolution broke out. Many colonies passed laws that let them confiscate the property of known Loyalists, criminalizing dissent against the war and raising revenue for the war ...

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Six Historic Post Offices

New England is dotted with historic post offices, from simple clapboard buildings to grand Beaux Arts palaces. In the earliest days of European settlement, the mail was delivered to coffeehouses and taverns. In 1673, mail delivery was improved with the ...

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The Six Largest Historic Districts in New England

Identifying the largest historic districts in New England was no easy task, as the region has so many collections of historic buildings, landscapes, cemeteries, lighthouses and bridges. It was especially tough to decide on the largest historic district in Rhode ...

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