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Black Sheep: The Rev. John Cotton Jr. Story

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Is black sheep a fair description of Rev. John Cotton Jr.? His father, after all, condoned casting Anne Hutchinson out of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, branded as a heretic. And his nephew Cotton Mather famously celebrated the Salem Witch Trials. ...

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The Oldest Town Meeting in 6 States

Town Meeting is as old as the European settlement of New England, and it’s a tradition that persists in town halls, schools and auditoriums throughout the region. Not to be confused with Town Hall meetings, the New England Town Meeting ...

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The Six Oldest Courthouses in New England

Some of the oldest courthouses in New England have had revolutionaries argue cases in them. Patriots, heroes and traitors walked within their walls. One of the oldest courthouses served as the seat of state government. One was built to replace ...

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The 21 New England Capitals

New England cities and towns used to vie for state capitals the way they now court sports stadiums, with the result that 21 New England capitals graced the land since Europeans settled the region. Rhode Island, the tiniest state, has ...

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