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The Great Throat Distemper of 1735

throat distemper of 1835

In Southern New Hampshire in 1735, a young child in Kingston came down with a cold and all of New England would get sick. The Great Throat Distemper of 1735 to 1740 was one of the greatest epidemics ever to ...

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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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The Canaan Mob and the Noyes Academy

In 1834 a group of New Hampshire abolitionists decided to establish a school for black students. At first, Noyes Academy seemed relatively uncontroversial. But that would soon change. Scheduled to open in March 1835, some 14 black students – boys ...

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How To Talk With a New Hampshire Accent

The New Hampshire accent started with the English colonists who first arrived in North America. They brought with them speech patterns from Elizabethan London and part rural speech from Yorkshire and Lancashire. That evolved into the New Hampshire accent, as ...

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Six Revolutionary Forts

The remains of dozens of revolutionary forts can be found throughout New England. Some, like Fort Halifax in Maine, date to the French and Indian wars. Others, like Fort Washington in Massachusetts, were built during the American Revolution. They range ...

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The New England Inns and Taverns Quiz

Who doesn't love New England's historic inns and taverns? Nowhere else in the country are there so many old watering holes and rest stops that date to the American Revolution -- and before. Longfellow's Wayside Inn, for example, opened as an ...

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Six Oldest Libraries in New England

Identifying New England’s oldest libraries is no easy task, as the first colonists valued literacy and education for boys and girls. The Puritans, after all, wanted everyone to read the Bible. Many New England libraries evolved over time from private collections ...

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