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The Legend of the Baldwin Apple

So revered is the Baldwin apple that Massachusetts has not one but two monuments to the bright red winter fruit. For many years, the Baldwin apple was the most popular fruit in New England and New York. A small hard ...

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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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The Great Northern Lights Panic of 1719

A spectacular Northern Lights display on Dec. 11, 1719, sent New Englanders screaming into the night and inspired Puritan ministers to publish detailed descriptions of the phenomenon. New Englanders hadn’t seenmuch of the Northern Lights up until then. There had ...

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The Great Appalachian Storm of 1950

Over the Thanksgiving holiday in 1950, New England was hit by a monster that was part blizzard, part hurricane. The storm became known as ‘The Great Appalachian Storm,’ ‘The Storm of the Century’ and ‘The Great Sou’easter.’ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ...

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