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Six Loyalist Houses

A Loyalist House was likely to be seized and sold when the American Revolution broke out. Many colonies passed laws that let them confiscate the property of known Loyalists, criminalizing dissent against the war and raising revenue for the war ...

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300 Years of New England Christmas

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The New England Christmas started out as an ordinary work day for Puritans who frowned on the papist revelry of their Anglican neighbors. Over the years it evolved, with the help of Charles Dickens, into a celebration of charity and ...

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The Legend of the Baldwin Apple

So revered is the Baldwin apple that Massachusetts has not one but two monuments to the bright red winter fruit. For many years, the Baldwin apple was the most popular fruit in New England and New York. A small hard ...

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