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The Oldest Bank in Each New England State

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The oldest bank in a state isn’t necessarily the first one chartered. Banks have had their difficulties over the years and many failed or were swallowed up by other banks. Bank of America, for example, started out as the Providence ...

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Fortunate Son: The Madness of John Stark

General John Stark

For nearly 200 years, from the beginnings of the country, the Stark name, beginning with John Stark, was the gold standard of New Hampshire. The family fortunes followed the arc of the new nation from farming to industrialization to railroads ...

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When Cleveland Belonged to Connecticut

The City of Cleveland and nearly all of Northeastern Ohio once belonged to Connecticut. The land, 3.5 million acres of it, was called the Western Reserve. It’s why  a university in Cleveland is called Case Western Reserve. It’s why towns ...

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