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The Invention of the Fried Clam

On July 3, 1916, Lawrence ‘Chubby’ Woodman invented the fried clam – or at least as we know the revered mollusk today. It was a hot, steamy day in Essex, Mass. Chubby Woodman and his wife Bessie had opened a small ...

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Anne Bradstreet, 1st Woman Poet in America


Anne Bradstreet wasn’t just the first woman to be published in England's North American colonies. She was the first Englishwoman to publish a book of poems and the first published American poet. Her brother-in-law took her poems to England to ...

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