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New England By the Numbers | Stats on the Six States

New England By the Numbers | Stats on the Six States
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by in May 2007

miles of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail that can be paddled. Another 55 miles must be portaged.

81

height in feet of the National Monument to the Forefathers in Plymouth, MA, the tallest freestanding solid-granite monument in the U.S.

5

highest spot ever achieved on the Billboard Top 40 list by a song mentioning a New England city in its lyrics. “Please Come to Boston” hit number 5 on the charts in May 1974.

3

difference in length in feet between Thoreau’s Walden Pond cabin and a 2007 Chevy Suburban. (The Suburban is longer.)

$40

fee for a Mr. Potato Head vanity plate from the Rhode Island Department of Motor Vehicles. (The toy’s maker, Hasbro, is headquartered in Rhode Island.)

$8.95

price of a quart of lobster ice cream (overnight shipping $37 extra) from Ben & Bill’s Chocolate Emporium of Bar Harbor, ME. And yes, the ice cream contains lobster meat.

6507

year that Barre, Vermont, gravestone carvers estimate they’ll run out of granite

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