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Six Presidential Houses in New England

Before presidential libraries, there were presidential houses, and every New England state has one. You may know about some, but others may come as a surprise. In celebration of President’s Day, we bring you six presidential houses. If you know ...

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Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766

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News was slow to reach Maine in 1766, and it cost William King dearly. The Maine Stamp Act Riot of 1766 targeted King, of Scarborough, and ironically it occurred after the act had been repealed. It also was not, strictly ...

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The Six Oldest Synagogues in New England

The oldest synagogues in New England were built well after the first Jewish settlers arrived. Touro Synagogue, the only surviving synagogue from the Colonial era, was consecrated in 1763, nearly a century after the first Sephardic Jews arrived in Newport, ...

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