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400 Years of Seafaring History

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View a sampling of sites along New England’s “Maritime Trail.” CONNECTICUT Charles W. Morgan & Joseph Conrad Retired... Read More »

50 Years After the Death of John F. Kennedy | A Hometown Remembers

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  Fifty years after the death of President John F. Kennedy, those who knew him and his extended... Read More »

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

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Andre the seal — a world-renowned celebrity — may have been one of the longest-running, free, unadvertised attractions... Read More »

Best 5 Revolutionary War Sites in New England

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Norman Desmarais frequently escapes into the 18th century for reenactments, Colonial fairs, heritage days, school presentations, and talks.... Read More »

Classic Article | The Man Who Last Saw Abraham Lincoln

Classic Article | The Man Who Last Saw Abraham Lincoln

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The assassination of Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater occurred on April 15, 1865. This somewhat gruesome though historically... Read More »

Classic: Ira and Ethan Allen and the Republic of Vermont

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From Yankee Magazine October 1981 (Also, read about the Ira Allen House, Yankee‘s House for Sale this month.)... Read More »

Isles of Shoals Murders | Horror on Smuttynose Island

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Excerpt from “Horror on Smuttynose,” Yankee Magazine, March 1980 Louis Wagner was working alone, barely scratching out a... Read More »

Judging Hannah Duston | Woman Scalped Captors

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It is hard to imagine scalping a person. There is adhesive tissue under the dermis that must be... Read More »

Madame Sherri | New Hampshire’s Most Eccentric Resident?

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Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins Take a drive down the Gulf Road in West Chesterfield, New Hamphshire, some time.... Read More »

Mark Twain Rented Cats | Footnote to History

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Although she was only 13 when she wrote a biography of her famous father, Mark Twain’s daughter Susy... Read More »

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

National Tennis Court in Newport, RI | Real Tennis, Anyone?

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Yankee Classic Article from March 2000: In which the author discovers an unexpected knack for a medieval game... Read More »

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

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An empty factory in Rhode Island. An angry widow. A radioactive wedding ring. These are pieces of a... Read More »

Old Leather Man | A Connecticut Legend

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A local legend like that of the Old Leather Man — Connecticut’s most famous tramp — can easily... Read More »

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

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  At the Lincoln family’s Vermont estate, now a museum, an important piece of American history pulls into... Read More »

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918

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Yankee classic from February 1982 Boston in the summer of 1918 was hot and very dry, with only... Read More »

The Lindbergh Baby | Who Kidnapped and Killed Charles Lindbergh III

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In the summer of 1990, Gregory Ahlgren had no idea that the next three years of his life... Read More »

The Royall House and Slave Quarters | Local Treasure

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Tucked away in a Boston suburb, the Royall House and Slave Quarters offers a sobering and singular reminder... Read More »

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

In 1882 the Barnum and Bailey Circus signed a new act for the sideshow. It was called the... Read More »

Ticonderoga | Lake Champlain’s Steamboat

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Launched in 1906, the Ticonderoga (or the Ti, for those who knew it well) was a state-of-the-art side-wheel... Read More »

Titanic Survivor | Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class

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Excerpt from “Going Down with the Titanic in Third Class,” Yankee Magazine, September 1987. Very little was ever... Read More »



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