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Fire, Fury, Murder and More – Tales from the Roger Mowry Tavern

Roger Mowry started life in England and came to Boston in 1631 at about the age of 20. ...

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales ...

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Joseph Dudley and the Private Bank That Sank Him

Money in the 1600s was a volatile topic in the colonies. In a financial crisis, a currency shortage ...

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Small Bells of Connecticut: One Town Made Sounds That Rang in Millions of Ears

The small bells rung by Salvation Army soldiers during the Christmas holidays are all made in Connecticut. In ...

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