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The Two Loves of Louisa May Alcott

Before Louisa May Alcott wrote Little Women, she wrote a book about a young girl named Sylvia in love with an intellectual like Ralph Waldo Emerson and a naturalist like Henry David Thoreau. It was called Moods, and it wasn’t ...

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6 Revolutionary Taverns

The American Revolution probably wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the Revolutionary taverns where patriots and Loyalists gathered to talk politics. Sam Adams famously haunted the taverns of Boston, honing his political skills and making his political connections. His cousin John ...

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New England Places To Visit … Free!

This weekend is a great time to get out and see New England without paying an admission fee, as it is both National Park Week and the Little Poland Festival. But first -- libraries! This week the New England Historical ...

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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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