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6 Famous Franco-American Writers from New England

Let's face it, Franco-American writers never receive their due. They tend to get pigeonholed as regional writers, and they can't take advantage of their differentness the way African or Hispanic writers can. New England's Franco-American writers, though, have had a ...

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Six Cranberry Bogs Throughout New England


Cranberry bogs, ubiquitous in Southeastern Massachusetts, can be found in every New England state. They are enjoying something of a revival, as family farmers over the past decade have reclaimed and renovated old cranberry bogs—or built new ones -- throughout ...

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Six Canals That Built New England


In 1803, one of the first New England canals made Boston the undisputed commercial center of New England. Called ‘the Incredible Ditch,’ the Middlesex Canal allowed a barge to haul 30 tons of goods back and forth between Chelmsford (now ...

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Six Places Workers Were Killed in New England


Over the course of New England history many thousands of workers were killed on the job. Some, like Vermont quarry workers, died a slow death from silicosis. Others, like Connecticut munitions workers, were killed suddenly in violent explosions. Carelessness killed ...

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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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The Gravesites of Six Revolutionary Heroines

The gravesites of such revolutionary heroes as Paul Revere and Nathan Hale are well known and well marked, but where are the revolutionary heroines buried? The New England Historical Society searched for the stories of courageous women willing to sacrifice ...

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