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How Providence’s Federal Hill Got Its Name

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In 1788, Providence, R.I.’s Federal Hill officially got its name. In June of 1788, New Hampshire became the ninth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution - effectively putting in place a framework for a government in the newly liberated country. ...

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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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Six Canals That Built New England

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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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The Many Mansions of Edward Searles

In 1921, coroners had Edward Searles body exhumed months after his death. Their conclusion, after examination, was that he had not been poisoned with arsenic as they had suspected. He died of natural causes. And when they planted him back ...

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Six Places New England Films Were Shot

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New England films number in the hundreds since the turn of the last century, partly because the region provides such rich material for stories and characters set against New England's history and literary tradition provide rich material for stories and ...

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