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Six Historic Post Offices

New England is dotted with historic post offices, from simple clapboard buildings to grand Beaux Arts palaces. In the earliest days of European settlement, the mail was delivered to coffeehouses and taverns. In 1673, mail delivery was improved with the ...

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Isaac Bissell Spreads the Lexington Alarm

Isaac Bissell electrified the colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticcut with the news of the Battle of Lexington in April 1775. He rode farther, faster and harder than Paul Revere, but is not so well-remembered. Unfortunately for the heroic messenger, ‘Bissell’ ...

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Madame Knight Rides the Post Road Home

Madame Knight was the name ultimately given to the 38-year-old adventuress who rode the Boston Post Road alone on horseback in 1704 from Boston to New York and back. Her diary of the trip is an unrivaled account of the difficulties ...

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