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Six Loyalist Houses

A Loyalist House was likely to be seized and sold when the American Revolution broke out. Many colonies passed laws that let them confiscate the property of known Loyalists, criminalizing dissent against the war and raising revenue for the war ...

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1816: The Year Without a Summer

The year 1816 was known as ‘The Year Without a Summer’ in New England because six inches of snow fell in June and every month of the year had a hard frost.  Temperatures dropped to as low as 40 degrees ...

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Flashback Photo: USS Finback

Though the USS Finback performed many daring exploits in the Pacific during World War II, she will forever be known for rescuing a 19-year-old aviator shot down among the Bonin Islands in 1944. The Finback was a submarine launched from Portsmouth Naval Shipyard  on ...

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