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30 Unusual Facts About New England Presidents

In honor of President’s Day, we give you five fun and off-beat facts about each of New England's presidents, beginning with the earliest and working forward. John Adams Massachusetts' John Adams was the nation's second president. Elected after serving as ...

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Alan Shepard Takes a Divot on the Moon

Alan Shepard was only the second person to enter space, but the first to hit a golf ball on the moon. On America’s first manned mission into space, Shepard piloted the Freedom 7 on a 15-minute suborbital trajectory. (He didn’t ...

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NH Timber Baron Takes the Money and Runs

In 1892,timber baron James E. Henry bought 100,000 acres of virgin timber in Northern New Hampshire and began clear-cutting the White Mountains. He built two towns, Lincoln and Zealand, the region’s first steam-powered sawmill on the Ammonoosuc River, paper and ...

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