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Six Breathtaking National Natural Landmarks

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New England can claim 57 National Natural Landmarks of the 599 listed throughout the country. The six-state region has a wealth of  beautiful conservation land that contains fossilized dinosaur tracks, quaking bogs, old growth forests, rhododendron stands and a spectacular ...

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The Many Mansions of Edward Searles

In 1921, coroners had Edward Searles body exhumed months after his death. Their conclusion, after examination, was that he had not been poisoned with arsenic as they had suspected. He died of natural causes. And when they planted him back ...

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A Poorhouse in Each New England State

The poorhouse was once a very real and often feared part of life in New England. Poorhouses evolved from the English poor laws of the 16th and 17th centuries. They required the community, most often the town, to take responsibility ...

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Jane Pierce, New Hampshire’s Unlikely First Lady

Jane Means Appleton Pierce with her third son Benny

In January of 1856, a radical physician from Massachusetts, Charles Robinson, won election as governor of Kansas. President Franklin Pierce declared him and others in his government to be revolutionaries and ordered their arrest. Pierce’s wife, Jane Pierce, interceded and ...

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