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6 Working Class Heroes Memorialized

New England’s working class heroes occupy far less space on commons and greens than soldiers and politicians. Few were laid to rest in lavish mausoleums. Police officers and firefighters are sometimes recognized for dying in the line of duty, but ...

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Barre Stonecutters Fight the Spanish Civil War

Granite Quarry, Barre, Vt. - 1902

Barre, Vermont, was a hotbed of anti-fascism during the Spanish Civil War, as Barre stonecutters raised money to help the suffering Spanish people. Barre had a significant population of working-class Spaniards in the 1930s, many of whom left their home ...

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