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Subject Index to the New England Historical Society

A

18 Patriots Who Wouldn’t Die
1965 Drought
20th Maine Regiment
54th Massachusetts Regiment
A & P Supermarket Empire
ABENAKI
Names for the Full Moon
French and Indian Wars, Beginners Guide to
ACADIANS
Exiled
Refuse to Take Loyalty Oath
ACCENTS
Boston Accent, How To Talk With One (Not For the Faint of Haht)
Connecticut
Maine
–New Hampshire
Rhode Island
ADAMS, ABIGAIL
Love Story, John And
Remember the Ladies
Vents to Mercy Otis Warren
Adams, Abigail, Relationship with Royall Tyler
Adams, Charles, Bad Boy Brother
Adams, Charles Francis
Adams, Clover
Adams, Henry
ADAMS, JOHN
Cape Ann Earthquake
–Churchgoing Animal
Gets Into Harvard, Barely
–Love Story, Abigail And
–Saves Soldier’s Life
–Slept With Ben Franklin
–Spa Day
–Supports Toussaint L’Ouverture
–Tiger Dad
ADAMS, JOHN QUINCY
–7 Fun Facts
A Day in the Life
Complains About Kissing
Grieves for his Mother
Nearly Drowns
Slavery’s Enemy
–Takes Oath in Pants
–Tiger Dad
Adams, Mary Hellen
ADAMS, SAM
Last Puritan
Albion Cooper Murder
ALCOTT, LOUISA MAY
–Amazed by Little Women Success
Civil War Nurse
–Enjoys Valentine’s Day
–Franklin Sanborn escape
–Real People Behind Little Women
–Two Loves
Votes
Alcott, May
Alden, John
Alger, Horatio
Ali, Muhammed, in Lewiston
Alice’s Restaurant
ALLEN, ETHAN
Marries a Loyalist
Tale From the Outhouse
Tortured
Allen, John, The Uncool Revolutionary
Allen, Jolley
Ames, Ed
AMES, MARY
On Edisto Island
Starts a School
Amoskeag Mill Disaster
Anderson, Marian
Andre, John
Andrews, John
Antis, The
Apess, William
Apizza
APPLES
Appleseed, Johnny
Baldwin
–Cider Traditions
Appleseed, Johnny
Apthorp, Fanny
Arbella
Army of Two
Arnold, Benedict, and Rhode Island Quakers
ARNOLD, BENEDICT
Captures Fort Ticonderoga
Complains to Silas Deane
DeBlois, Betsy
–Expedition (see Haskell, Caleb)
Fort Griswold Massacre
Treason Unmasked
Warning About, by John Brown
Aroostook War
Atherton, Humphrey, Curse ofp
Attucks, Crispus
Atwater, Dorence, and Andersonville Prison
Auerbach, Red
Awful Awful
Ayer, James Cook

B

Babson’s Boulders
Bacon, David
Bacon, Delia
Bagley, Sarah
Baker, Hettie Gray
Baker, Hobey
Baldwin, Henry, U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Ballard, Martha
Bambi
Bandel, Betty
Barefoot, Walter
Barlow, Joel
BARNUM Family
–Facts About P.T.
Grandson Herbert Barnum Seeley
Seven-Mule
Bartlett, Josiah
Baseball Eccentrics
Bates Bedspread
Battles of Concord, Lexington and Menotomy
Bean, Mary
Begin the Beguine
Berenson, Senda
Berkshire Hathaway
Berlin Turnpike
Bernstein, Leonard
Bellamy, Black Sam: The Pirate Who Fought Smart, Harmed Few, Scored Big
Billings, Josh
Bissell, Isaac
Black Kings and Governors
Blackout, Great Northeastern of 1965
Blanchard, Arthur
Bomber That Crashed in New Hampshire
Boon Island Cannibals
BOOTH, JOHN WILKES
Buys Property in Back Bay
Hale, Lucy Lambert, and
Killed by Boston Corbett
Boott, J. Wright
BOSTON
Accent, How To Talk With One (Not For the Faint of Haht)
Allen, Jolley
Athenaeum
Brahmin, Brief History
Brown, James, Saves Boston
By Streetcar
Celebrates Birth of a Prince in 1718
Chow, Death of
Exchange Coffee House
Fire of 1872
Frazier, George
Garrett, Oliver
Globe
–Halifax Explosion
Havlicek Stole the Ball
–Hayden, Lewis
Houdini Exposes Witch of Lime Street
Irish
Italian Fishing Fleet
John WIlkes Booth Buys Land in Back Bay
Lind, Jenny
Marathon
–Massacre
Mayor Frees Rolling Stones From Rhode Island Police
Militian Muster Murder of 1787
–Molasses Flood
Nimoy, Leonard
Old South Rescue
–Other Side of Boston Tea Party
Pickwick Club Collapse
–Pope Night
Post Cane
–Press Gang Riots
Redskins
–Revolt of 1689
Riots
–Ritz-Carlton
–Rock ‘n Roll Riot
–Saturday Evening Girls
–Seeing By Streetcar in 1906
Slave Riot of 1854
Tea Party, Club
Tong Wars
Boston College Eagle
Boston Corners
Boston Globe
Boston Irish Gang Wars
BOSTON MARATHON
Brown, Tarzan
DeMar, Clarence
–Kelley, Johnny
Trivia
Boston News-Letter
Boston Post Cane
Boston Post Road Historical Markers
Boston Redskins
Boston Tea Party Club
Boutwell, George Sewall
Bowler, Metcalf
Bowditch, Nathaniel
BRADSTREET, ANNE
First Poet
–Good Puritan Mother
Brady Gang
BRAHMIN
Anti-Semites Fight Brandeis
Bradlee, Ben
Brief History
Celebrity Priest
Hale, Ellen Day
McKean, Margarett Sargent
Rough Riders
Sears, Eleonora
Suffragist Night of Terror
Branded Hand
BRANDEIS, LOUIS
Celebrates Hanukkah
Nomination Blocked
Brewster, Caleb
Bridges, Fidelia
Brine, Salty
Brinks Robbery
Broadwell, Lucina; Murder of
Brown, James, Saves Boston
Brown, Tarzan
Brown, Jesse, and Tom Hudner
Browne, Matilda
Bruins 1939
Buffalo Soldiers
Bundling
Burbank, Luther
Burgess, Abbie
Burnside, Ambrose
Burroughs, Stephen
Butler, Benjamin
Buzzards Bay Leper Colony
Byles, Mather
Byrd, Richard

C

Calais, Raid on
Camouflage School
Camp, Walter
Canaan Mob
Candlemas
Candlemas Massacre
Candy, New England
CAPE COD
Bacon, David
Bourne, Benjamin
Branded Hand
Buzzards Bay Leper Colony
Camp Edwards
Canal
Cobb, Elijah
Falmouth Strawberries
Gosnold, Bartholomew
How Ptown Got So Gay
Jenny Lind Tower
–Kettle Holes
–Kurt Vonnegut
Marconi Radio Station
Mashpee Nine
Outermost House
Sandwich Glass
Sleepy John Sears
–Wellfleet Oyster
When the British Bombarded Falmouth
CAPP, AL
Invents Sadie Hawkins Day
–Meets John and Yoko
CAPTIVITY STORIES
–Johnson, Susannah
–Revolutionary Prisons
–Rice Boys
–Williams, Eunice
Carnegie Libraries
CARSON, RACHEL
At the Edge of the Atlantic
Silent Spring
Casey, Samuel
Celery Bug Bill
Center Church Crypt
Chamberlain, Joshua
Champ
Champlain, Samuel de, Starts a War
Champlain, the Irish Lake
Charter Oak
Cheever, Ezekiel
Cheever, John
Cheswell, Wentworth: The Black Man Who Rode With Revere
CHILD, JULIA
In Love in Ceylon
French Chef
–Knife That Brought Her to Cambridge
Child, Lydia Maria
Chinook, Arthur Walden and
Chow, Death of
CHRISTMAS
Bells on Christmas Day, I Heard the
Dickens Brings Christmas Carol to New England
Colonial Christmas Traditions
Downtown Department Stores Spelled Christmas, When
Gilbert, A.C.
Kennedy Family Christmas in White House
Prang, Louis
Stockbridge Steps into Rockwell Painting
Woonsocket Mill Order
Church, Frederic
City Upon a Hill
Clam Chowder War
Clark, William Smith
Clemens, Olivia Langdon
Cleveland Belonged to Connecticut
Cobb, Elijah
Cocoanut Grove Fire
COD
Sacred Cod, Theft of
Started American Revolution
Coffin, Judith
Cogswell, Alice
Cohan, George M.
Colburn, Zareh
Colchester Molasses Shortage
Cold Friday of 1810
Cole, Eunice
Colepaugh, William
COLONIAL CUSTOMS
Apple Cider Traditions
Bundling
Courtship
Dinner
Dreams That Mean Wealth
-Funerals
Games
-Insults
New Year
Outhouses
Pranks
Smock Weddings (Getting Married Naked)
Superstitions
Superstitions About Moles
Colt, John
Colt, Samuel
Concord Minute Man
CONNECTICUT
Accent
–Anderson, Marian
Barkhamsted Lighthouse
Boroughs
Brewster, Caleb
Chapman, Gerald
Charter Oak
Cleveland Belonged to
Colchester Molasses Shortage
Colepaugh, William
Counting Calories
Crandall, Prudence
Cranna, Hannah
Dropo, Walt
Dunbar, Moses
Fitzgerald, Scott and Zelda; Honeymoon in Westport
Fundamental Orders of
Hallett, Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake
Hart, Dolores
Hitchcock Chair Craze
Huskymania Born
Jerome, Chauncey
Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company
Leopold, Archduke
Mad Hatters of Danbury
Manslaughter Became Murder
Marder, Al
Mickey Mouse Watch
Moodus Noises
New Haven Regicides
Newsgirls
Paul, Moses
Pennamite Wars
Pepin, Jacques
Reddy the Blacksmith
Robinson, Jackie Buys a House
Scrabble
Smedley, Samuel
Stoddard, John
Stonington
Sumner League
Terry, Eli
Tory Den
UN Kicked Out By Greenwich
Wethersfield Red Onion
Witch Hysteria Cover-Up
XYZ Bank Robber
Continental Army Facts
Convent, Burned by Know-Nothings
COOLIDGE, CALVIN
Silent or Cheap?
Sworn in by kerosene lamp
Wit
Coolidge, Grace
COPLEY, JOHN SINGLETON
Tea Party Riot
Old South
Paints John Adams World
Traveling companion from hell
Coppertoe Shoes
Corbett, Boston
Cornell, Rebecca, Murder of
Costello, Jessie
Cota, Norman: Overlooked Hero of D-Day and the Next
Cotton, John, Jr.
Cracker, Common
Cramer, Jennie
Crandall, Prudence
Cranna, Hannah
Cranston, Samuel
Creesy, Eleanor
CRIME
Bacon, David
Brinks Robbery
Broadwell, Lucina; Murder of
Chapman, Gerald
Colt, John
Cornell, Rebecca, Murder of
Costello, Jessie
Cramer, Jennie
Dexter Savings Bank Robbery
Fairbanks, Jason
Faithfull, Starr
Goodridge, Eliljah
Herbert Fuller Murder
Mudget, H.W., Married To
Murderous Joseph Knapp
Nutshell Studies
Parkman-Webster Murder
Places Renamed Out of Spite
–Places Where a Gallows Once Stood
Solomon, King Charles
Somnambulist Murder of Pembroke, N.H.
Sprague, Amasa
Tappan, Jolly Jane: The Killer Nurse Obsessed with Death
Titanic, Murder on the
Todd, Thelma, Death of
Wallingford Shoebox Murder Mystery
Walsh, Danny
XYZ Bank Robber
Crosby, Harry
Cross, Edward
CRUCIBLE
What Arthur Miller Got Right
What Arthur Miller Got Wrong
Cuffe, Paul
Cullen, Jim; Lynching of
Currier & Ives
Cushman, Charlotte

D

Dale, Mercie, Curse of
Dana, Samuel
Dancer’s Image
D’Anville, Duc
Dark Day of 1780
Daughters of Liberty
Davis, Bette
Day, Lucinda
Desportes, Henrietta
Dewey, Melvil
Dexter Savings Bank Robbery
DeWolf, James
Dexter, Timothy
Dickens, Charles
Dighton Rock
Dilboy, George
DISASTERS
Amoskeag Mill Disaster
Grover Shoe Factory Disaster
Halifax Explosion
Hoosac Tunnel Disaster
Mill River Dam
Molasses Flood
–Pemberton Mill Disaster
Pickwick Club Collapse
Portland Gale
–Royal Tar
Texas Tower No. 4
USS Bennington
Whaling
Worst Train Wreck  in New Hampshire History
Doctor Dolittle
Donovan, Marion
Doolittle, Amos
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK
Book That Taught Him To Speak
Escapes Slavery
Facts About
Fifth of July Speech
‘I glory in the battle’
Downtown Department Stores Spelled Christmas, When
Dropo, Walt
Drought, 1762
Drought, 1965
DuBois, W.E.B.
Duchess of Dix Island
Duke, Doris
Dunbar, Moses
Dungeon Rock
Dutch Elm Disease

E

Early Laws of Massachusetts
EARTHQUAKES
Cape Ann Earthquake of 1755
–Earthquake of 1727
Moodus Noises
Edes, Benjamin
Edwards, Jonathan
Elliot, Maxine
Eltinge, Julian
EMERY, SARAH ANNA
1799 Tornado
Grasshopper Plains Swindle
Hearing George Whitefield
Uncle Sam Becomes a Methodist
Epenow
Epidemics, History of
Epitaphs, Part I
Epitaphs, Part II
Equity, Maine, and Divorce Reform
Exchange Coffee House

F

Fairbanks, Jason
Faithfull, Starr
Fall River Chow Mein Sandwich
Fall River Skeleton in Armor
Faneuil Hall Weathervane
FARMER, FANNY
Cookbook Controversy
Could She Cook?
Farmerettes
Farrand, Beatrix
Fast Day
Fat Men’s Club

Faulkner Murals
Faunce, Thomas
Fenian Brotherhood Invades Canada
FIRES
1947, The Year Maine Burned
Boston of 1872
Cocoanut Grove
Hartford Circus Fire
Lakeport, N.H.
Portsmouth, N.H.
Rhode Island: Four Days in May 
Salem, Mass., 1914
Fisk, Diamond Jim
FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT
Disastrous Tea With Edith Wharton
Zelda, and: Honeymoon in Westport
Flags, Revolutionary
FLOOD
The 1936 Flood That Engulfed New England
Mill River Flood of 1874
Molasses Flood
Vermont, 1927
Flu Epidemic, 1918
Fluffernutter Sandwich, Revolutionary Roots
FLYING CLOUD
Premature Obituary of Captain
Sets Record to San Francisco
FOOD
Apizza
–Awful Awful
–Baked Beans
–Baldwin Apple
Banbury Cake
–Black Cake
–Blueberry, Maine; Goes National
Candy
Clam Chowder War
–Clam Chowder, the Jacques Pepin Way
Cracker, Common
Donut
–Eat Like a President
Election Cake
Fall River’s Famous Chow Mein Sandwich
–Famous Berwick Sponge Cake
–Revolutionary Roots of the Fluffernutter Sandwich
Rumford Soup
–Fried Clam, Invention of
–Howard Johnson’s
–Italian Thanksgiving
–Ketchup
–Marlborough Pie
–Mincemeat Pie
Maple Syrup
–Molasses Flood
–Molasses Shortage, Colchester
Narragansett Beer
Needham: The Potato Candy Sacred and Peculiar to Maine
Pie
Plum Pudding
Quahog
–Russian Dressing
–Salem Chop Suey
Squirrel Nut Zippers
–Wellfleet Oyster
Wethersfield Red Onion
Whoopie Pie
-ZaRex
Zeppole
FOOTBALL
Camp, Walter
–High School Rivalries
Football Star Jack Kerouac
Forbes Library
Ford, Sophia
Fore River Shipyard
Fort Blunder
Fort Ticonderoga Captured
Foss, Sam Walter
Foster, Enoch
FRANCO-AMERICANS
–Acadians Exiled
Refuse to Take Loyalty Oath
The Little Canadas of New England
French-Canadian Textile Workers
French Parish Gets Irish Priest
St. Ann’s
Woonsocket Mill Order
Franklin, Ann Smith
FRANKLIN, BEN
–Cape Ann Earthquake
–Cotton Mather and
High Tide Storm and
–Slept with John Adams
Franklin, William
Frazier, George
French Parish, Irish Priest
FROST, ROBERT
Lets JFK Do the Unthinkable
–Marriage, Delayed
Night of Terror
Stone Walls
Full Moon, Abenaki Names for
Fuller, Margaret

G

Gage, Thomas
Gagnon, Rene
GARDENS, GARDENING
Burbank, Luther
Farrand, Beatrix
Potato Patch Plan
School Garden Army of World War I
Victory Gardens in WWII
GARDNER, ISABELLA STEWART
Champagne and Donuts Party
Gay Icon
Sargent, John Singer, BFF
Garrett, Oliver
Gaspee Affair Part I and Part II
German POW Camp
Ghost Locomotives of Maine Wilderness
Gibbs, Katharine
Gibran, Kahlil
Gilbert, A.C.
Gilley, William
Gilmore, Tobias
Glover’s Regiment
Goddard, Robert
Goodridge, Eliljah
Gosnold, Bartholomew
Grant, Frank
Greeley, Horace
Green, Pumpsie
Green Book, Negro Travelers’ Guide
Greenland, Henry
Green, Hetty
Greene, Catherine
Grosvenor, Sarah
Grover Shoe Factory Disaster
Guiney, Louise
Gun Valley
Guthrie, Arlo, Arrested

H

Hale Family, Peterkin Papers and
Hale, Lucy Lambert
HALE, NATHAN
Capture
Hull, William, and Reputation of
Hale, Sarah Josepha
Hallett, Elizabeth Fones Feake Winthrop
Hamilton, Margaret
Hancock, Dorothy Quincy
Hancock, Ebenezer
HANCOCK, JOHN
Snubs George Washington
Liberty Affair
Haraden, Jonathan
Hart, Dolores
HARTFORD
Ancient Burying Ground
Bushnell Park
Circus Fire
Controversy of 1650
Insurance Story
Muster Day Murder
Riot, 1722
Sex Workers of 1913
Sigourney, Mrs., the Bad Poetess
Stevens, Wallace
Theater Banned
Tucker, Sophie
Working Man’s Friend Who Busted the Newsies Strike
HARVARD
George Washington Breaks Up Snowball Fight
Hasty Pudding Theatricals
John Adams Gets Into, Barely
Lucy Downing Founds Harvard
Nathaniel Eaton, Sadistic President
Teddy Roosevelt Snarky About Harvard Classics
Williamina Fleming, From Maid to Astronomer
HASKELL, CALEB
Siege of Quebec
Hassam, Childe
Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Havlicek Stole the Ball
Hay, John
Hayden, Lewis
Hazard, Rowland
Haunted Houses
HAWTHORNE, NATHANIEL 
Body Discovered by Franklin Pierce
Fountain of Youth
Holes up in His Bedroom
Hawthorne, Rose
Healy, James
HEAT WAVES
–1911, So Deadly It Drove People Insane
1896 Launches Roosevelt
Heard The Bells on Christmas Day: Hope Springs From Despair
Hebrew, U.S. Language
Hemenway, Hepsibeth
Hempstead, Joshua
Henderson, Edwin
Hepburn, Katharine
Herbert Fuller Murder
Heroic Moms
Hewitt, Marvin
Hine, Lewis
Hitchcock Chair Craze
HITCHCOCK, ETHAN ALLEN
Hears About Jefferson Davis Capture
Not a Fan of the Mexican War
View of Indians
Hoaxes
Holidays We No Longer Celebrate, New England
Holmes, Obadiah
HOLMES, JR., OLIVER WENDELL
Battle of Antietam and
Beautiful Life
HOMER, WINSLOW
Country School
Hooper, Harry
Hoosac Tunnel Disaster
Hopkins, Stephen: Mayflower Pilgrim
Hopper, Edward
Hosmer, Harriet
Houdini, Harry
Howard Johnson’s
Howe, Elias
Howe, George
HOWE, JULIA WARD
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Mother’s Day for Peace
Hudner, Tom and Jesse Brown
Hurricane Carol, So Deadly Her Name Was Retired
Huskymania Born
Hutchinson, Anne
HUTCHINSON, THOMAS
–Sacking of Mansion
Tries To Get Son a Job

I

IMMIGRANTS, HOW THEY CAME
Armenians
Greek
Irish
Italian
Jewish
Polish, How They Came
Portuguese, How They Came
Puritans, Great Migration of
Scots-Irish
Scottish POWs
Ince, Thomas: Death of
INDEPENDENCE DAY
Adams, John, Gets the Date Wrong
Americanization Day
Facts About
Rhode Island Independence Day
Trumbull, John,  Gets a Few Things Wrong
Indian Population Decimated
Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 1972
Ipswich Fright
Ipswich Mill Strike
Ireson, Skipper
IRISH
French Parish Gets an Irish Priest
How They Came to New England
–Irish-American Army Invades Canada
Irish, Boston
–Irish Famine Ships, Guide to
Irish Made Mark Before Famine Ships
–Irish Riviera
ITALIANS
How They Came
Italian Thanksgiving
–Italians Declared Enemy Aliens
Little Italy
Iwo Jima Flag Raising

J

Jacataqua
Jacobs, Harriet
Jacobson, Henning

James, Joshua
Jenny Lind Tower
Jerome, Chauncey
Jimmy Fund
Johnson, Howard
Johnson, Susannah
Jones, Alfred Winslow
Jones, Fan
Jumping Frenchmen
Jurassic Armored Mud Balls

K

Kate Harding, Wreck of
Keayne, Robert
Keller, Helen
Kelley, Johnny
Kennedy, Ethel, Night She Met Jackie Bouvier
KENNEDY, JACQUELINE
Attends Miss Porter’s
Camelot
First Black First Lady?
Gets Married
KENNEDY, JOHN F.
Born in Brookline
Camelot
–City Upon a Hill Speech
–Designs Air Force One
Family Christmas in White House
Gets Married
Jelly Donut, Did Not Say
KENNEDY, ROBERT
9 Facts
Kennedy, Rose
Kent, Corita
KEROUAC, JACK
Fantasy Baseball
Football Star
Rolling Thunder Visits Grave
Kettle Holes
Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company
Kidd, William
King, Clarence
King Tut Ticket Scam
King, William
Kipling, Rudyard
Kneeland, Abner
KNIGHT, MADAME SARAH
Encounters Shee Creature
Makes It Over a River
Observes Connecticut
Rides Post Road Again
Rides Post Road Alone
–Rides Post Road Home
KNOX, HENRY
Fact About
Hamilton and
Love Letters of
Kumbaya

L

LaFarge, John
LaFarge, John; Guide to
Landau, Jon
Lane, Rose Wilder
Larcom, Lucy
Latham, Mary
Law, Rodman and Ruth
LEAR, TOBIAS
–Mysterious Death of
Tempestuous Life of
Leopold, Archduke
Lerner, Pro
Lewis, Ida
Liberty Affair
Liberty Tree Christened
LINCOLN, ABRAHAM
Bixby Letter
Entertained by Artemus Ward
In New England, Facts About
Little People’s Petition, And
Moody, Dwight, Meets in Little Hell
Puritan Ancestors
Sleeping Sentinel
Wide Awakes
Lincoln, Joe
Lincoln Memorial
LINCOLN, ROBERT TODD
Adam Clayton Powell, And
Memorial
MTL Insanity File of
Lind, Jenny
Lind, Jenny, Tower
Little Annapolis
The Little Canadas of New England
Little Ice Age
Loeb, William
Londonderry, Annie
Londonderry Scots-Irish
LONGFELLOW, HENRY WADSWORTH
Courtship of
–Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
LOW, HARRIET
Endures Easter
Enters Forbidden City
Goes Home
Makes Fun
Lowell, Charles Russell
Ludington, Sybil
Lyon, Isabel

M

Mad Hatters of Danbury
Madeira Earthquake
MAINE
1947 Fires
20th Maine Regiment
–A & P Supermarket Empire
Accent
Aroostook War
Bates Bedspread
Blueberry Goes National
Boon Island Cannibals
Clam Chowder War
Colepaugh, William
Dexter Savings Bank Robbery
Duchess of Dix Island
Elliot, Maxine
Equity, Maine, and Divorce Reform
Fan Jones
Foster, Enoch
Ghost Locomotives of Maine Wilderness
Jumping Frenchmen
King, William
Lynching of Jim Cullen
Marie Antoinette
May Basket
Moody, Joseph
Northampton National Bank
Peonage Laws
Plane Crash, Maine, 2 in One Day
Raid on Calais
Statehood
Stephenson, Isaac
Unknown Soldier, Ladies of Gray, Maine, Bury
Vanceboro Bridge, Bombing of
Whoopie Pie
Maple Syrup
Marblehead Riots Against Smallpox
Marder, Al
Marie Antoinette
Marlborough Pie
Marriott, Fred
Marsh, George Perkins
Martin, Joseph Plumb
Mary Had A Little Lamb
Mashpee Nine
Massachusetts Prepares for Revolution
Massasoit
Maule, Thomas
Maxwell, Thompson
May Basket
Mayflower Love Children
Mayflower Sailed April 5
Maypole That Infuriated the Puritans, The
McCurdy, Elmer
McDonald Brothers
McLean Mental Hospital, 11 Famous People Committed
Meeting House, Bridgewater, Conn., Shows How Not To Build
Melon Heads of Connecticut
Memorial Day During World War II
Mickey Mouse Watch
Middlesex Canal
Militia Muster Murder of 1787
MILL GIRLS
Bagley, Sarah
Larcom, Lucy
Robinson, Harriet Hanson
MILLAY, EDNA ST. VINCENT
Gets a May Basket
Pleads for Sacco and Vanzetti
Miller, Annie Jenness
Miller, Glenn
Minots Ledge Light
Miraculous Ride, 1938 Storm
Miss Porter’s School
Monroe, Henry
Moodus Noises
Moody, Lady Deborah
Moody, Joseph
Moose Visits Paris
More, Richard
Morgan, J.P., The Robber Baron With the Disturbing Facial Feature
Morgan, Justin
Morgan, Miles
MORSE, SAMUEL
Father of Telegraph
Paints 36 Masterpieces
Mother Brook Canal
Motif No. 1
Moulton, Jonathan
Mount Independence
Mount Washington Sets Wind Record
Movie Classics, 13 in New England
Muck, Karl
Mudget, H.W., Married To
Munro, Mary
Munson, Audrey: First Supermodel
Murphy, Lizzie
Mussolini, Benito Stiffs Gloucester
Mye, James

N

NAMES
–Abenaki Names for the Full Moon
How New England Towns Got Theirs
–Maine Place Names
–Pet Names of Famous New Englanders
Puritan Names From the Biblical to the Bizarre
State Names: How the New England State Names Came To Be
Nancy, Schooner
Narragansett Pacer
National Anthem
Nearing, Scott
Needham: The Potato Candy Sacred and Peculiar to Maine
Neshobe Island
New Englander an Insult
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Bartlett, Josiah
Chinook, Arthur Walden and
Cole, Eunice
Constitutional Convention
Dancer’s Image
German POW Camp
Hale, Sarah Josepha
Hewitt, Marvin
–How To Talk
Iwo Jima Flag Raising
–Lady Blanche
Moulton, Jonathan
–Mount Washington Sets Wind Record
–Ocean-Born Mary
Peyton Place
Pine Tree Riot
Primary
Recount That Lasted 19 Months
–Revere Rode to
–Russian Dressing
Shaggs
Sherburne, Henry
Somnambulist Murder of Pembroke, N.H.
Thomson, Samuel
Volcano
Wentworth, Gov. John
Wentworth, Long John
Whitcher, Sarah
–Winnipesaukee Water War
WWII Bomber That Crashed
Worst Train Wreck
NEW HAVEN
Apizza
Avoiding Armageddon in 1970
Begin the Beguine
Cramer, Jennie
Flagg, Jared
Garment Workers’ Strike of 1933
Gay Puritan Injustice
Justice, Nasty and Brutish
Keller, Deane
Kickapoo Indian Medicine Company
Miller, Glenn
Poli, S.Z.
–Regicides
Shaw, Artie
Tuttles of New Haven
Wickedest City
Newport Cottages
Newsgirls, Connecticut
New York System Wiener of Rhode Island
Nightingale and the Slave Trade
Nimoy, Leonard
Nonantum
Nordica, Lillian
Norwalk Railroad Accident
Noyes, John Humphrey
Nutt, Emma

O

O’Callahan, Joseph T.
Ocean-Born Mary
Old Deluder Satan
Old Librarians Almanack
OLD LYME ART COLONY
Browne, Matilda
Hassam, Childe
High Thinking and Low Living
Old South Rescue
Oldham, Mad Jack
OLMSTEAD, FREDERICK LAW
Finds a Wife
Plans a Cemetery or 100
Orphan Train
Otis, James
Outermost House

P

Palatine, Ghost Ship
Palmer, Joseph
Parker Brothers
Parrish, Maxfield
Parsons, Mary Bliss
Patten, Mary
Patriarca, Raymond
Paul, Moses
Peabody, Elizabeth
Peabody, Polly
Peabody, Sophia
Pear Tree, Endicott
Pemberton Mill Disaster
Pendleton Crew, Heroic Rescue of
Pennamite Wars
Penobscot Expedition
Pepperidge Farm
Pequot War Started
Perkins, Frances
Perkins Metallic Tractors
Perry, David
Peyton Place
PHIPS, WILLIAM
Death of
Gets Tough on Witchcraft
Goes to Sea
Pickwick Club Collapse
PIERCE, FRANKLIN
Discovers Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Body
Dorothea Dix and
Tragedy and Triumph
Pierpont, James Lord
Pilgrim Airlines
Pink Flamingo, Plastic
PINKHAM, LYDIA
Drinking Song About
Sells Herbs and Booze
PIRATES
Ashton, Philip
Bellamy, Black Sam
Dungeon Rock
Fry, William
Gibbs, Charles
Kidd, William
Pedro, Don
–Rhode Island Hangs 26
–Wall, Rachel
Plane Crash, Maine, 2 in One Day
Planters, 8,000 Move to Nova Scotia
PLYMOUTH COLONY
Alden, John
Billington, John
Clarke, John
First Laws
Great Migration of Picky Puritans—1620-40
Hopkins, Stephen
Massasoit
Mayflower Love Children
Mayflower Sailed
Maypole That Infuriated the Puritans, The
More, Richard
Oldham, Mad Jack
Sparrow Hawk, Wreck of
Standish, Myles and Lost Colony
Plymouth Prepared for War
POE, EDGAR ALLAN
Boston Harbor Legend
Murderous Joseph Knapp
Point Judith, Battle of
Polio Debuts in Vermont
Pope Night
Pope and Pagan
Portland Gale
Portsmouth Fires
Portuguese Immigrants, How They Came to New England
Potato War
Prang, Louis
Praying Indians of the American Revolution
Prisons, Revolutionary
PRIVATEERS
Haraden, Jonathan
Ingraham, Charles
Kidd, William
Liverpool Packet
Sack of Lunenberg
Providence Tea Party
Provincetown, How It Got So Gay
Puerto Rican Riots
PURITANS
1640, More Left Colonies Than Arrived
Arbella
Ban Gambling and Other Things
City Upon a Hill
Cotton, John, Jr.
Divorce
Dress Code and the Outrage of Slashed Sleeves
Easter
Gay Injustice
Good Puritan Mother
Great Migration of Picky Puritans—1620-40
Justice, New Haven
Keayne, Robert
Living Standards
Maypole That Infuriated the Puritans, The
Meetinghouse Stove
Mincemeat Pie, Ban
Moody, Lady Deborah
Mother, How To Be a Good
Names From the Biblical to the Bizarre
Old Deluder Satan Act
Punishments: Way More Than the Scarlet Letter
Rawson, Rebecca
Sleeping in Church
Tithingman
Tuttles of New Haven
PUTNAM, ISRAEL
Escape
PYNCHON, WILLIAM
Takes Springfield
Tweaks Puritans
Writes Abenaki Names for Full Moon

Q

Quebec, Siege of
Quincy, Dorothy

R

Rathom, John Revelstoke
Rawson, Rebecca
Recount That Lasted 19 Months
Red Paint People of Maine
RED SOX
1,345 Wins
Back-to-Back Championships
Baseball Eccentrics
Cy Young
Ernie Shore
Harry Hooper
Home Run Derby
Jimmy Fund
Pumpsie Green Breaks Color Barrier
–Red Seat
Royal Rooters
–Ruth Throws Piano
Sunday Baseball, 1929
–Ted Williams, Latin-American
Thunder Stolen by James Michael Curley
Walt Dropo
Wes and Rick Ferrell
Reddy the Blacksmith
Reed, Ethel
Reeducation Camp of WWII
Reliance
RESCUES
Andrea Doria
Lewis, Ida
Nantucket, 1879
–Pendleton Crew (Finest Hours)
— Squalus: Greatest Submarine Rescue Ever, Part I
–Squalus, World Awaits News, Part II
USS Bennington
Rettich, Carl
Returning to School
Reveillon
REVERE, PAUL
Facts About His Ride
First Forensic Dentist
Midnight Ride in His Own Words
Penobscot Expedition
Reenactment of Midnight Ride
Ring Revere Bells
–Rode to New Hampshire
Six Bells
Revolt of 1689
RHODE ISLAND
Arnold, Benedict, and Quakers
–Awful Awful
Brine, Salty
Cranston, Samuel
DeWolf, James
Duke, Doris
Forest Fires
Gaspee Affair Part I
Grant, Jehu
Greene, Catherine
Hangs 26 Pirates
–How To Talk
Independence Day
Little Annapolis
Murphy, Lizzie
Narragansett Beer
Narragansett Pacer
National Anthem
–Newport Cottages
New York System Wiener
Pilgrim Airlines
Plymouth Rock
Point Judith, Battle of
Providence Tea Party
Quahog
Reeducation Camp of WWII
Rettich, Carl
Robinson, Hannah (Unfortunate)
Slater Mill
St. Ann’s
St. Joseph’s Day
USS Bennington
Walsh, Danny
Woonsocket Mill Order
Rhode Island’s Plymouth Rock
Rice Boys
Rides, Midnight
Riggin, Aileen
RIOTS
Boston Slave of 1854
Female Food
Hartford
Marblehead, Against Smallpox
New London Race
Portland Rum 
Press Gang, Boston
Puerto Rican
Rock ‘n Roll, Boston
Ritz-Carlton
Riverman
Robbins, Thomas
Robert’s Rules of Order
ROBINSON,  EDWARD ARLINGTON
Creates Tilbury Town
Robinson, Hannah (Unfortunate)
Robinson, Harriet Hanson
ROBINSON, JACKIE
Buys a House in Connecticut
Rachel and
Rockport Motif No. 1
ROCKWELL, NORMAN
–Becomes Norman Rockwell
–Four Freedoms
Stockbridge Steps into Painting
Rogers, Robert
ROOSEVELT, THEODORE
Brahmin Rough Riders
Harvard Classics
Humiliates Dr. Seuss
Nearly Gets Killed by Pittsfield Streetcar
Ropes, Hannah
Royal Tar
Rugg, Peter
Rules for Living From an Old New England Farmer
Rumphius, The Real Miss Decorates Maine With Lupines
RUTH, BABE
Ends Career
Gets All He Can
–Throws Piano

S

Sacred Cod, Theft of
Saint Castin, Baron
Salem Chop Suey
Salem Town Meeting, 1774
SALTONSTALL, NORA
Defies Dad
Stays in the Fight
Writes Home From the Western Front
Sampson, Deborah
Sanborn, Franklin
Sandwich Glass
SARGENT, JOHN SINGER
Facts About
Isabella Stewart Gardner and
Paints Daughters of Edward Darley Boit
Saturday Evening Girls
Scottish POWs Sold as Slave Labor
Scrabble
Sea Serpents
Searles, Edward
Sedgwick, Edie
Seeley, Herbert Barnum
Seider, Christopher
SEWALL, SAMUEL
Approves Persecution of Quakers
Can’t Get a Date
Dismayed by Christmas
–Survives Smallpox Epidemic
Swears an Oath
–Takes Blame for Witchcraft Trials
Shaggs
SHAKERS
Harvard
Mother Ann’s Work
Sabbathday Lake
Shaw, William Smith
Sherburne, Henry
SHIPWRECKS
Famine Ship St. John
Fuller, Margaret
Greenfield
Hopkins, Stephen
John Rutledge
Nancy
Portland Gale
Sparrow Hawk
Sikorsky, Igor
SIX
–Abandoned  Places
–Apple Orchards, Historic
–Barns
–Brutalist Buildings
Cemeteries
–Churches by Ralph Adams Cram
–Coldest Temperatures
College Pranks
–Cranberry Bogs
–Cursed Places
–Downtown Department Stores
–Famous Writers’ Houses
–Gentleman Farms
–Ghost Towns
Gravesites of Military Heroes
–Highest Points
–Historic Stagecoach Stops
–Historic Train Rides
–Hollywood Stars Buried in New England
Houses Associated with Wallace Nutting
–Iconic Paintings
–Indian Trails
–Indian Women
–Irish Landmarks
–Kettle Holes
–Longest Running Town Meetings
Meetinghouses Based on St. Martin-in-the-Fields
–Mid-Century Modern Homes
–Movie Sets
–Mysterious Stone Structures
–Oldest General Stores
–Oldest Golf Clubs
–Oldest Houses in New England
Oldest Libraries
–Oldest Public High School
–Oldest Restaurants
–One-Room Schoolhouses
Paintings of New England Spring
–Paintings of New England Summer
–Places That Appear in Novels
–Places That Used To Belong to a Different State
Places To Learn About Irish History
–Places Where a Gallows Once Stood
Poorhouses
–Presidential Houses
–Prohibition Speakeasies
–Revolutionary Forts
–Revolutionary Military Routes
–Revolutionary Taverns
–Revolutionary War Battlefields
Sears Houses
–Stops on the Underground Railroad
–Strange Rocks
–Summer White House
–Tallest Trees
–Wealthiest Towns and How They Got That Way
–Wealthy Enclaves and Their Scandals
St. Ann’s (Woonsocket)
St. Joseph’s Day
SKI HISTORY
Berlin Millworkers Bring Ski Fever
Early Days in New England
–Rope Tow
Skull and Bones, 7 Fast Facts About Yale’s Secret Society
Slater Mill
SLAVERY
Beginning of End in Massachusetts
Slave Trade
Sleeping Sentinel
Smedley, Samuel
Smock Weddings
Snodgrass, Emma
Sockalexis, Louis
Solomon, King Charles
Somerset, James
Spanish Sheep Craze
Spencer, Percy
Spotted Elk, Molly
Sprague, Amasa

SPRINGFIELD, MASS.
Ames, Mary
Basketball
Durocher, Leo
Erastus Salisbury Field
Gun Valley
Indian Motocycle
Morgan, Miles
Penny Postcard
Portable House
Pynchon, William
–Teddy Roosevelt Humiliates Dr. Seuss
Springsteen, Bruce
Squalus: Greatest Submarine Rescue Ever, Part I
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Staines, Ona Judge
Standish, Myles and Lost Colony
Stark, John
State Capitals, 21
State Police, Massachusetts Abolishes
Steamboat City of Rockland
Stephenson, Isaac
Sterling, John William
Steuben, Baron von
Stevens, Wallace
Stoddard, John
STORMS
Appalachian Storm of 1950
Colonial Hurricane of 1635
–The Great Snow of 1717
Great White Hurricane of 1888
The Great 1938 Hurricane
High Tide Storm of 1723
Hurricane Carol, So Deadly Her Name Was Retired
Miraculous Ride, 1938 Storm
Portland Gale
Remembering the 1978 Blizzard
Snow Hurricane of 1804
Valentine’s Day Storm of 1940
–Wallingford Tornado
Worcester Tornado
STOWE, HARRIET BEECHER
First Snowbird
Starts Civil War
Stratford Knockings
STRIKES
Bread and Roses
Ipswich Mill Strike
Shoemakers of 1860
Stubby, Sergeant
Sullivan, Annie
Sullivan, John L. 
Sullivan, Margaret
Sumner League
Sundown Towns, Secret History of
Surriage, Agnes
Swan, James

T

Taft, Lydia Chapin
Tanguay, Eva
Tappan, Jolly Jane: The Killer Nurse Obsessed with Death
Tappan, Lewis
Tarbell, Ida
Tarbox, Mr. and Mrs.
Taunton Flag
TAVERNS
Adams, Sam
Aylett, John
–Eat Like a President
Mowry Tavern
Six Revolutionary
–Stories from Boston Taverns
Quiz
Taxes, Fun Facts
Tenting Tonight
Terry, Eli
Texas Tower No. 4
THANKSGIVING
Foods You Won’t Be Eating, Historic
Four Women Who Cooked the First
Franksgiving
Italian Thanksgiving
Mayflower Love Children
Maine, Real First
Over the River and Through the Woods
THAXTER, CELIA
–‘A Most Heavenly Night’
–‘Still and Heavenly’
Thompson, Benjamin (Count Rumford)
Thomson, Samuel
THOREAU, HENRY DAVID
Fast Day, Baseball and
Ford, Sophia and
Pencil
Studied Climate Change
Wheeler-Thoreau Shanty, Discovery Acknowledged
Wheeler-Thoreau Shanty, Discovery Likely
Wheeler-Thoreau Shanty, Silver Discovered
Throat Distemper
TISDALE, HENRY
Dedham Grocer in Civil War
Marches Into Battle
Shot at Battle of South Mountain
Titanic, Murder on
Titicut Follies
Todd, Mabel Loomis
Todd, Thelma, Death of
Tong Wars
Top Secret Reeducation Camp in RI
Tory Den
Touro, Judah
TOWN MEETING
–Controversies, History of
Six Oldest
Train, George Francis
TRAIN WRECKS
Norwalk Train Disaster
Tarriffville Disaster
Worst in New Hampshire History
Tramps, Massachusetts a Paradise for
Trapp Family
Trinity University Medical School
Triple Deckers
Trumbull, John
Tucker, Ellen Louisa
Tudor, Frederic
Tungsten Light Bulb Scandal
Turtle, The (submarine)
Tuttles of New Haven
TWAIN, Mark
Bombed
Burglary
Fantasy Menu
Isabel Lyon and
Josh Billings and
Library
Predicts New Deal
Roasts Seven-Mule Barnum
Tyler, Royall

U

U-BOATS
–Attacks of World War II: Six Months of Secret Terror
Attack on Cape Cod
–Surrender, Portsmouth
Visit to Newport
United Nations, Kicked Out By Greenwich
Unknown Soldier, Ladies of Gray, Maine, Bury

V

Vampires
Vanceboro Bridge, Bombing of
Veazey, Wheelock
VERMONT
Buffalo Soldiers
Civil War Soldier Longs To Go West
Eugenics Survey
–Kipling, Rudyard Feud
Morgan, Justin
Mount Independence
Neshobe Island
Polio Debuts in Vermont
Queen Lill
Raid on St. Albans
–Sleeping Sentinel
Spanish Sheep Craze
Statehood
Trapp Family
Veazey, Wheelock
VETERANS
Cranky Civil War Veterans
Nine Men’s Misery
Revolutionary War, Christmas Dinner
–Revolutionary War, Reminisce and Get Photographed
Vineyarders, Deaf
Volcano That Promised Riches
Von Steuben, Baron
Vonnegut, Kurt

W

Walden Pond
Walker, Quock
Wall, Rachel
Wallingford Shoebox Murder Mystery
Walsh, Danny
Walsh, David
Warren, Joseph
Dies A Martyr at Bunker HIll
Would Have Made us Forget George Washington
WAMPANOAGS
Epenow
Gay Head
Language
–Mashpee Nine
Tisquantum
WARNER, SETH
Battle of Bennington
Rescued from Obscurity
WASHINGTON, GEORGE
Assembles Life Guards
Rochambeau and
Sat Here (Colonial Outhouses)
–Snubbed by Hancock
Spy Ring
Waterbury Radium Girls
Watts, Alice
WEBSTER, DANIEL
Advises Samuel Merritt To Go West
Freed Slaves
Goodridge, Eliljah
Seventh of March
Webster, Mary: The Witch of Hadley Survives a Hanging
WEBSTER, NOAH
Facts About
Spelling Book
Webster, Noah
Weir, J. Alden
Weir, John Ferguson
Weld, Stephen Minot, Jr.
Wellfleet Oyster
Wentworth, Gov. John
Wentworth, Long John
Weston, Edward Payson
Wethersfield Red Onion
Whaling Disaster of 1871
WHAT THEY SAY IN NEW ENGLAND ABOUT
Easter
Local Characters
Snow
–Signs of Spring
Summer
Whistler’s Mother
Whitcher, Sarah
Whitefield, George
Whitman, Elizabeth
Whittemore, Samuel: Oldest, Craziest Revolutionary
Whoopie Pie Controversy
Willard, Emma
Williams, Eunice: The Unredeemed Captive
WILLIAMS, TED
Jimmy Fund
–Latin-American
–Red Seat
Wilson, Harriet
Winant, John Gilbert, Tragic Love Affair
Windham Frog Fight
Winnipesaukee Water War
WINSLOW, ANNA GREEN
Dines With King Hooper
Listens to the Patriot Preacher
Reports the Groaning Cake Is Made
Visits a Newlywed
WINTHROP, JOHN
Disrespects Isles of Shoals
WITCHES
Candlemas Massacre and Salem Witch Trial
Cole, Eunice
Connecticut Hysteria Cover-Up
Court of Oyer and Terminer
Cranna, Hannah
Martin, Susannah
Parsons, Mary Bliss
Salem Witch Trial Descendants
Salem Still Raking It In
Webster, Mary: The Witch of Hadley Survives a Hanging
What Arthur Miller Got Right About the Salem Trials
Witchcraft Trials: Not Just Salem
Wonder Woman
Working Girls Vacation Society
WORLD WAR II
Bomber that Crashed in New Hampshire
Cota, Norman: Overlooked Hero of D-Day and the Next
–German POW Camp
–Italians Declared Enemy Aliens
Memorial Day
O’Callahan, Joseph T.
Point Judith, Battle of
Reeducation Camp
U-Boat Attacks of World War II: Six Months of Secret Terror
U-Boat Surrender, Portsmouth
Victory Gardens in WWII
Wyeth, Andrew
Christina’s World

X-Y-Z

XYZ Bank Robber
YALE
African-American Medical Students
Camp, Walter
Devil and
Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, 1972
Skull and Bones, 7 Fast Facts About Yale’s Secret Society
Stubby, Sergeant
Year Without a Summer, 1816
Yeaton, Hopley
ZaRex

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