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15 Facts About the 1978 Blizzard

The 1978 blizzard started with snow during the morning of February 6. It didn’t stop for 33 hours, dumping two feet of snow on New England. Sometimes it fell as fast as four inches an hour. Parts of Boston’s South ...

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The Wreck of the Circus Ship, Royal Tar

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In 1836, when the steamship Royal Tar launched the first regular service between St. John, New Brunswick, and Portland, Maine, her owners claimed her the safest ship on the sea. She was 164 feet long, with a wooden side wheel ...

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Six Ways the Little Ice Age Made History

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The Little Ice Age changed New England history in ways that historians are only beginning to understand. Though scientists don’t agree on what caused the Little Ice Age, most agree the climate cooled from the 15th century to the middle ...

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