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Six Historic New England Football Fields

Football, once called the Boston Game, was played on many historic New England football fields since the 19th century. An organized college game was played in New England as early as 1827. The first organized football club was formed in ...

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The Six Oldest Courthouses in New England

Some of the oldest courthouses in New England have had revolutionaries argue cases in them. Patriots, heroes and traitors walked within their walls. One of the oldest courthouses served as the seat of state government. One was built to replace ...

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Champ, the Lake Champlain Lake Monster

Champ, North America’s answer to the Loch Ness monster, has long been a legend around Lake Champlain. He (or she) has spawned Indian legends, a baseball team mascot, offers of reward money, paranormal investigations,  keychains, mugs, T-shirts and even seafood ...

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The Madness of Vermont’s Ezra Smith

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To this day nobody really knows what happened in August of 1877 to Deacon Ezra Smith of Vergennes, Vermont. Was he engulfed by madness? Was he always secretly evil? Or was he an innocent man who chose the worst possible ...

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Six Revere Bells

What better way to ring in the New Year than with Revere bells – especially since Paul Revere was born on Jan. 1, 1735 (New Style). A Revere bell in Bath, Maine, will ring in the New Year as it ...

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Six Christmas Firsts for New England

New England is as unlikely a place as there is to celebrate Christmas firsts. After all, Puritans in Massachusetts and Connecticut officially banned the holiday. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that most New Englanders took the day off, let ...

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