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When Cleveland Belonged to Connecticut

The City of Cleveland and nearly all of Northeastern Ohio once belonged to Connecticut. The land, 3.5 million acres of it, was called the Western Reserve. It’s why  a university in Cleveland is called Case Western Reserve. It’s why towns ...

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The 21 New England State 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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