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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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Thomas Kemble, The Kissing Colonist


Capt. Thomas Kemble was a prominent ship's captain in the 1650s in Massachusetts, but that didn't stop him from getting into trouble for kissing. Kemble's life is well documented. As a merchant who settled in Charlestown, Mass., he imported metal ...

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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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