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The Encyclopedia of Fall: Q is for Quabbin

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The creation of the Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts came with a cost: The sites of four communities... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: R is for Raking

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The popularity of the rake as a lawn-manicuring device coincided with the post-World War II boom in suburban... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: S is for Shutterbug

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In 1935, Kodak introduced modern color film and along the way sparked a foliage-photography revolution. Nothing brought out... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: T is for Tunbridge World’s Fair

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At first glance, the little east-central Vermont town of Tunbridge, population 1,300 or so, seems a little big... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: U is for Up-Up

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Ten years have passed, and still I remember the sensation of floating above the Pioneer Valley, as if... Read More »

The Encyclopedia of Fall: V is for Vineyard

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The idea of locally made wine remains a head-scratcher to most New Englanders, and to the average visitor... Read More »

The Farmer’s Life: Hard Pressed

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Finally the press’s hopper is full of macerated apples, and it’s time to top it with the wooden... Read More »

The First Fried Clam | New England’s Food Gifts

The First Fried Clam | New England’s Food Gifts

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When we told the story of the the first fried clam in 1979, we expected our readers to... Read More »

The First Gourmet Ice Cream in New England | New England’s Food Gifts

The First Gourmet Ice Cream in New England | New England’s Food Gifts

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In 1978, Yankee wrote about a groundbreaking ice-cream shop in Somerville, Massachusetts, now considered by many to be... Read More »

The First School Lunch Program | New England’s Food Gifts

The First School Lunch Program | New England’s Food Gifts

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The country’s first school lunch program got its start in Boston during the 1890s, inspired by an attempt... Read More »

The Fisk-Carlton

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7 The Fisk-Carlton I owe a long-overdue apology to a college professor for an early morning class I... Read More »

The Framingham Heart Study | New England’s Gifts

The Framingham Heart Study | New England’s Gifts

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One day in 1948 a woman named Mary H. Sullivan became the very first Framingham Heart Study participant.... Read More »

The Giving Tree | The Farmer’s Life

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At least we don’t have to worry about firewood this year we’d remind each other, marveling at its... Read More »

The Grumman-St. John House

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The Grumman-St. John House has witnessed more than 265 years of Norwalk’s history and even survived the burning... Read More »

The Gun That Built Hartford

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“The good people of this world are very far from being satisfied with each other, and my arms... Read More »

The Hardest Working Couple in Vermont | The Throwbacks

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By the time I arrive at Jimmy and Sara’s sugarhouse, the fire in the arch is roaring, and... Read More »

The Hardest-Working Dog in New England

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Border collies–athletic, agile, extremely intelligent dogs–have been the herding dog of choice for sheep owners for more than... Read More »

The Haunting Case Of Orville Gibson

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Troopers Graham and Washburn got on with their duties, moved on up in their careers. As a direct... Read More »

The House That Benjamin Mason Built | Mary’s Farm

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Next summer, my house will turn 250 years old. I’m at a loss as to how to celebrate... Read More »

The Hunt for the Perfect Foliage Shot

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New England presents myriad photo opportunities in autumn for those people patient enough to seek them out. So... Read More »

The Ice Storm | Mary’s Farm

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If help was on the way, we had no way of knowing. Shipwrecked sailors, we waited for rescue.... Read More »

The Impossible Nightmare

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From Yankee Magazine October 1996 October 25, 1986, was supposed to be the happiest day of my life:... Read More »

The Incredible, Edible Garden

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The fact that Thomas Gardner is a foodie is written all over his landscape. Likewise, his fondness for... Read More »

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 | The Invisible Enemy

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 | The Invisible Enemy

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At the state house, which had become the headquarters for Endicott’s Emergency Committee, the assessment of the city’s... Read More »

The Irony of a Tree | Mary’s Farm

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Around this time of year, I start thinking about pruning my fruit trees. A few years ago, I... Read More »

The Kaddish Project by Lawrence Siegel

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“Tikkun olam”: to heal the world. That’s the auspicious goal of the New Hampshire-based Kaddish Project, named for... Read More »

The Kancamagus Highway | History of New Hampshire’s Scenic Corridor

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Gordi’s Fish & Steak House, 603-745-6635. Rte. 112, Lincoln. ($$) House favorites are lobster, beef, and seafood. gordisfishandsteak.com... Read More »



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