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Six Ways the Little Ice Age Made History

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The Little Ice Age changed New England history in ways that historians are only beginning to understand. Though scientists don’t agree on what caused the Little Ice Age, most agree the climate cooled from the 15th century to the middle ...

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The Great Throat Distemper of 1735

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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 Jumping Frenchmen of Maine

In 1880, Dr. George Miller Beard boarded a train for Moosehead Lake in Maine to see for himself the strange lumberjacks known as Jumping Frenchmen. Many lumber camps had them. The jumping Frenchmen tended to be shy, ticklish French-Canadians who ...

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