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Six New England Poorhouses

New England poorhouses are mostly forgotten today, but they were once a very real and often feared part of life in the region. Poorhouses evolved from the English poor laws, passed in the 16th and 17th centuries. They required the ...

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Styles Bridges: Ten Fun Facts

Anyone travelling north through New Hampshire, from Concord to the Vermont state line, has probably noticed they are on the Styles Bridges Highway. The roadway was named for New Hampshire Senator Styles Bridges who died in 1961 – the year ...

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The Wayward Youth of John Adams

During his wayward youth, John Adams frustrated his pious father and vexed his hot-tempered mother with his stubborn independence. He was born Oct. 30 (New Style), 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy) in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He would have ...

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