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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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Six New England Ghost Towns

Though people typically think of ghost towns as belonging to the Old West, New England actually has plenty. Villages that once supported schools and post offices disappeared, leaving only cellar holes and maybe an abandoned building or two. The Great ...

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The Deadly October Gale of 1841

So many Cape Cod fishermen perished in the Great October Gale of 1841 that the peninsula’s young women refused to court men who went to sea. The storm wrecked at least 190 vessels. Property loss was estimated at $2 million ...

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