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The Wayward Youth of John Adams

During his wayward youth, John Adams frustrated his pious father and vexed his hot-tempered mother with his stubborn independence. He was born Oct. 30 (New Style), 1735, in Braintree (now Quincy) in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. He would have ...

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The 1965 Drought, New England’s Worst Ever

Fifty years ago, the 1965 drought was the driest year of a 10-year dry spell that devastated farms and sent municipal leaders into a panic over the drinking supply. There were actually two droughts: The agricultural drought, and the water-supply ...

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