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The Fall River Skeleton in Armor

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The Fall River skeleton discovered in 1832 in a sand bank near a church had an unusual feature: It was clad in armor. Not 20 miles north another mysterious discovery had been made: Dighton Rock, a 40-ton boulder with strange ...

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6 Highest Points in New England

You might think the most challenging mountain climbing adventure in New England is Mount Washington in New Hampshire. You would be wrong. It’s actually in Foster, R.I. New England's high points are the subject of much lore and controversy. Henry ...

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The Sinking of the Andrea Doria Ends an Era

The Italian luxury liner Andrea Doria wasn't supposed to sink. She was engineered  using lessons learned from the Titanic. But on a calm summer day in peacetime, she sank off the Nantucket coast in the most shocking maritime disaster since the Titanic. The Andrea ...

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Was Jackie Kennedy the 1st Black First Lady?

When First Lady Jackie Kennedy visited England in 1961, society photographer Cecil Beaton met her at a dinner party. In his journal he commented she had a ‘Negroid’ appearance. Beaton detected what some claim is Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis’s African ...

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