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Six Cranberry Bogs Throughout New England

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Cranberry bogs, ubiquitous in Southeastern Massachusetts, can be found in every New England state. They are enjoying something of a revival, as family farmers over the past decade have reclaimed and renovated old cranberry bogs—or built new ones -- throughout ...

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The First Hebrew Thanksgiving in America

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Isaac Touro delivered a Hebrew Thanksgiving sermon on Nov. 28, 1765, praising King George III for protecting Newport’s Jews. His sermon took place before worshippers in the new Touro Synagogue. Since 1658, Newport had been a haven for Jews who escaped ...

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The History of Indian Summer

Indian summer evolved over the centuries from a pioneer superstition to the poet’s best friend to the meteorologists’ whipping boy. It is a period of unusually warm, still days that follow a cold spell. The atmosphere is hazy or smoky, the ...

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