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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Triple Decker

In the years before World War I, New England’s iconic triple deckers brought thousands of immigrants into the middle class. They also  inspired the undying hatred of housing reformers. Triple deckers sprang up in New England’s booming mill towns and ...

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Six Canals That Built New England

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In 1803, one of the first New England canals made Boston the undisputed commercial center of New England. Called ‘the Incredible Ditch,’ the Middlesex Canal allowed a barge to haul 30 tons of goods back and forth between Chelmsford (now ...

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Six Places Workers Were Killed in New England

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Over the course of New England history many thousands of workers were killed on the job. Some, like Vermont quarry workers, died a slow death from silicosis. Others, like Connecticut munitions workers, were killed suddenly in violent explosions. Carelessness killed ...

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