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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 Little Canadas of New England

Dozens of Little Canadas have contributed a significant but often ignored part of the character and history of New England since the 19th century. They’ve given us magnificent churches, Catholic hospitals and sports heroes like Springfield’s Leo Durocher and Woonsocket’s ...

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Eva Tanguay, The Lady Gaga of Vaudeville

As America started to throw off its Victorian propriety and embrace the Roaring Twenties, the bold, sexy Eva Tanguay showed them the way from the vaudeville stage. She called herself ‘the girl who made vaudeville famous,’ and she was right. ...

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The Great Snow Hurricane of 1804

On Oct. 9, 1804, a snow hurricane struck Eastern New England, the first time in recorded history a tropical storm produced snowfall. The storm devastated shipping, froze potatoes, destroyed orchards, crushed houses, killed dozens of people, leveled timber lots, smashed ...

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