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Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

Mark Twain Bed | Local Treasure

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There are three things visitors notice upon entering the bedroom of Samuel Langhorne Clemens (better known as “Mark... Read More »

Mark Twain Trivia | New England by the Numbers

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Do you know how long it took Mark Twain to write Huck Finn? Get the answer to this... Read More »

Milk Shakes, Frappes, and Cabinets | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

According to the 1995 edition of the American Heritage College Dictionary, a milk shake is a “beverage made... Read More »

Moxie | Lexicon

Moxie | Lexicon

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Moxie means courage, pluck, perseverance, or guts. It comes from Moxie, the drink, first produced in 1884 as... Read More »

Moxie | Maine’s Classic Soda

Moxie | Maine’s Classic Soda

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

Today, many Moxie memorabilia items are considered collectible. In 1969, Yankee devoted an article to Moxie memorabilia as... Read More »

Mud Season | New England’s Fifth Season

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I like the smell of the mud, of the frozen earth letting go, of the melting snow, of... Read More »

Muhammad Ali Vs. Sonny Liston | The Night Lewiston, Maine, Can Never Forget

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

In the lobby cigar ashes tip into $928 worth of souvenir ashtrays, compliments of the Maine tourist office.... Read More »

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

Nantucket Scrimshaw Collection | Memory Etched in Tooth and Bone

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From the mighty whale came a delicate art: Nantucket scrimshaw. Crafted by sailors on long and lonely voyages... Read More »

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

Nantucket Sleigh Ride | Lexicon

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Whalers coined the term Nantucket sleigh ride between 1750 and 1840, when Nantucket was then known as one... Read More »

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

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

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More recently, the game lost one of its biggest supporters with the death of Clarence (Clary) Pell, father... Read More »

Necco Wafers | America’s Oldest Candy

Necco Wafers | America’s Oldest Candy

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

If taste is linked to memory, then one of the easiest ways to jump back to childhood is... Read More »

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

If you have a fisherman in the family, or if you spend much of the winter by the... Read More »

New England Coast Trivia | New England By the Numbers

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14 Maine communities boasting dog-friendly beaches: Bar Harbor, Biddeford, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Kittery, Ogunquit, Old Orchard Beach, Portland, Saco,... Read More »

New England Cuisine | Only in New England

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

Welcome to New England, home of culinary creativity … and more than a few oddities.      ... Read More »

New England Dialect | How to Pronounce “Scallop”

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

Back on land, after a brisk encounter with a scraper to remove barnacles and other hangers-on, dozens of... Read More »

New England Fashion | Project Driveway

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Welcome to New England, where people dress like it’s nobody’s business … because it is nobody’s business. Fashion... Read More »

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

New England Landmarks | Only in New England

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

Have you ever wanted to know more about the New England landmarks that pepper the six-state region? Our... Read More »

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

Nuclear Fatality at Wood River Junction | Yankee Classic Article

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

The result was a motley collection of containers, each holding an item or substance that was to some... Read More »

Pez | History and Trivia

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Manufactured in Orange, Connecticut, since 1974, some 3 billion PEZ candies are gobbled up annually—and that’s just the... Read More »

Pickle Day | Yankee Classic

21 votes, 4.52 avg. rating (89% score)

When I was a child, I would spend the month of August in Vermont at my grandparents’ tall,... Read More »

Podunk | Lexicon

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Podunk can refer to any “small, unimportant, and isolated town.” But according to... Read More »

Potato Recess | Potato Harvest in Aroostook County

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

Excerpt from “The Lessons of the Harvest,” Yankee Magazine, September 1990. In Maine’s Aroostook County, schools close for... Read More »

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

Pullman Car at Hildene | Long Journey Home

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

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

Red Snapper Hot Dogs | Maine’s Favorite Home-Grilled Hot Dog

Red Snapper Hot Dogs | Maine’s Favorite Home-Grilled Hot Dog

4 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Lined up and ready, a plate of Red Snapper hot dogs is a Maine summer supper at its... Read More »

Red Sox Win 2013 World Series!

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

There were generations of Boston Red Sox fans for whom October meant falling dreams and spirits along with... Read More »

Rented Summer Cottage Nightmare! | Humor

23 votes, 4.48 avg. rating (89% score)

A stay in a rented summer cottage always seems to start with a note from the owners that... Read More »

Rhode Island Jonnycakes | Thick South County Style

Rhode Island Jonnycakes | Thick South County Style

6 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% score)

Diane says the batter should be sturdy but thin enough to easily slip off a spoon (think buttery... Read More »



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