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How Providence’s Federal Hill Got Its Name

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In 1788, Providence, R.I.’s Federal Hill officially got its name. In June of 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution - effectively putting in place a framework for a government in the newly liberated country. ...

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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

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On Nov. 5, 1872, Benjamin Briggs of Wareham, Mass. piloted the brigantine Mary Celeste to sea loaded with cargo for Genoa. It was the last time anyone saw Briggs or any of his crew alive. The mystery of the Mary ...

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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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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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