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6 Religious Revival Camps

Tens of thousands of New Englanders went to religious revival camps in the summer to pray, preach and sing during the 19th and well into the 20th centuries. The camp meetings inspired intense religious contemplation in the great outdoors for ...

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6 Stops on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of people who hid fugitives from slavery in their homes during the day and moved them north by night to free states, Canada or England. New England was a natural destination for refugees. The ...

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The NH Man Who Invented Old Home Days

June marks the start of Old Home Days season not just in New England, but throughout the United States, in Canada and Australia. The birth of the celebration can be traced to one man: Frank Rollins, who set in motion ...

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Helen Nearing Writes an Anti-Cookbook

Helen Nearing, a founder of the modern back-to-the-land movement, believed there were more important and interesting things to do than to cook. So she wrote a cookbook. Simple Food for the Good Life was more of an anti-cookbook, really. In ...

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