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A Vermont Civil War Soldier Longs To Go West

Charlie George, a Vermont Civil War soldier, was one of four brothers who enlisted in the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. They were all musical and became members of the  regimental band. The George boys grew up in  Newbury, Vt., in a large farming family, ...

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Flashback Photo: Woodstock Town Meeting, 1940

This photo of the 1940 Woodstock, Vermont Town Meeting was taken by Marion Post (later Marion Post Wolcott) for the U.S. Farm Security Administration. During the Great Depression, Post had grown frustrated that her employer, the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, kept ...

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30 Unusual Facts About New England Presidents

In honor of President’s Day, we give you five fun and off-beat facts about each of New England's presidents, beginning with the earliest and working forward. John Adams Massachusetts' John Adams was the nation's second president. Elected after serving as ...

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Matthew Lyon and the First Congressional Brawl

Matthew Lyon of Fair Haven, Vt., started the first  congressional brawl on Jan. 30, 1798 by spitting in the face of Roger Griswold, a Federalist from Connecticut. Lyon, a Jeffersonian Republican-Democrat, had arrived in Philadelphia half a year earlier  ‘full ...

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