If you’ve ever enjoyed a McDonald’s French fry, you have Luther Burbank to thank. In the 1800s, potato growers were desperately seeking a potato that would resist blight. Luther Burbank, a simple farm boy from Lancaster, Mass. with a high ...Read More »
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In the winter of 1755, two Marshfield, Mass., selectmen knocked on the door of a family of seven Acadian exiles. They brought bad news: The two oldest sons, 23-year-old Francis and 15-year-old Paul, were to be placed in involuntary servitude. ...Read More »