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Puritan Easter, or The Devil’s Holiday

John Winthrop famously wrote in this journal that the Arbella departed for the New World on Easter Monday – March 29, 1630. But the Puritan Easter would soon disappear.   Uppon arriving in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, Winthrop and his ...

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When Cleveland Belonged to Connecticut

The City of Cleveland and nearly all of Northeastern Ohio once belonged to Connecticut. The land, 3.5 million acres of it, was called the Western Reserve. It’s why  a university in Cleveland is called Case Western Reserve. It’s why towns ...

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The Sweet New England History of the Frisbee

Decades before the plastic Frisbee was invented, New England resonated with the shouts of ‘Frisbee’ warning of an oncoming tin pie plate thrown through the air. The baked-good containers distributed by the Frisbie Pie Company eventually inspired marketers at Wham-O ...

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