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The Hoosac Tunnel Disaster of 1867

Scribner's sketch showing the attempted rescue of trapped workers.

The Hoosac Tunnel disaster killed 13 miners in 1867, but the tunnel took the lives of an estimated 180 workers during decades of construction. All those lost lives convinced some workers the Hoosac Tunnel had a curse on it. Some walked off ...

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Anne Bradstreet, 1st Woman Poet in America


Anne Bradstreet wasn’t just the first woman to be published in England's North American colonies. She was the first Englishwoman to publish a book of poems and the first published American poet. Her brother-in-law took her poems to England to ...

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