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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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Six Colonial Homes by Wallace Nutting

Wallace Nutting was a dyspeptic minister so overwhelmed by urban life and modern values that he led countless Americans into a nostalgic vision of the colonial age. He was the Martha Stewart of the Colonial Revival, influencing the décor of ...

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New England Places To Visit … Free!

This weekend is a great time to get out and see New England without paying an admission fee, as it is both National Park Week and the Little Poland Festival. But first -- libraries! This week the New England Historical ...

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The Cold Friday of 1810

The Cold Friday on Jan. 19, 1810 brought terrible winds and frigid temperature talked and written about for generations. Tales of the killer weather event made their way into town histories, journals and court records long after it happened. They ...

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