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The Oldest Bank in Each New England State


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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Morgan Bulkeley, The Crowbar Governor

Success came easily to Morgan Bulkeley, but still he had to crowbar his way into the Connecticut governor’s office. Literally. He ran for governor of Connecticut and mayor of Hartford at the same time he was president of the Aetna ...

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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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