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Six Historic Love Nests

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In honor of Valentines Day, the New England Historical Society chose to highlight six love nests. Love nests can be lavish mansions built for mistresses or summer homes where movie stars can canoodle. Or they can be places where long ...

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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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