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Married to a Murderer, H.W. Mudgett

Clara Lovering eloped with 17-year-old Herman Webster Mudgett before a New Hampshire justice of the peace in 1878. She didn’t expect him to abandon her and the son born two years later. Nor did she realize until later that she ...

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Six Historic New England Football Fields

Football, once called the Boston Game, was played on many historic New England football fields since the 19th century. An organized college game was played in New England as early as 1827. The first organized football club was formed in ...

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The Six Oldest Courthouses in New England

Some of the oldest courthouses in New England have had revolutionaries argue cases in them. Patriots, heroes and traitors walked within their walls. One of the oldest courthouses served as the seat of state government. One was built to replace ...

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The Amoskeag Mill Disaster of 1891

amoskeag mill disaster ruins

At about 9:30 in the morning on October 15, 1891, Marcellus Gould, a superintendent at the Amoskeag Mills in Manchester, N.H., went hunting for engineer Samuel Bunker. What was going on with the steam power at the mill, Gould wanted ...

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