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Six Historic Love Nests

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In honor of Valentines Day, the New England Historical Society chose to highlight six love nests. Love nests can be lavish mansions built for mistresses or summer homes where movie stars can canoodle. Or they can be places where long ...

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6 Famous Franco-American Writers from New England

Let's face it, Franco-American writers never receive their due. They tend to get pigeonholed as regional writers, and they can't take advantage of their differentness the way African or Hispanic writers can. New England's Franco-American writers, though, have had a ...

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The Great Moon Hoax of 1835

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Benjamin Day was a pioneer of fake news. In 1835, his great moon hoax and other fantastic tales made his newspaper, the Sun, into a money-making powerhouse and lifted the art of fake news to new heights. Day was born ...

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The Mystery of the Mary Celeste

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On Nov. 5, 1872, Benjamin Briggs of Wareham, Mass. piloted the brigantine Mary Celeste to sea loaded with cargo for Genoa. It was the last time anyone saw Briggs or any of his crew alive. The mystery of the Mary ...

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