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Yankee Classic: The Champ Believer

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Joseph Zarzynski is convinced that something “definitely larger than a fish” really lives in Lake Champlain. A Gargoyle... Read More »

A Veteran’s Sacrifice: Story of Michael Daly

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Excerpt from Yankee Magazine May 1983 On Memorial Day in Fairfield, Connecticut, when the parade and the speeches... Read More »

Acadia National Park in Winter | Yankee Classic

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Yankee Classic from January 1996 If only you had come to Acadia National Park in winter when less... Read More »

African Slaves in Portsmouth

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Excerpt from Yankee Magazine February 1999 It is 1968, and in the dark back room of St. John’s... Read More »

Arrowhead Farm | Traditional New England Recipes from the Farm

Arrowhead Farm | Traditional New England Recipes from the Farm

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These traditional New England recipes emphasize foods that “taste best at their appropriate season,” based on Great-Aunt Ida’s... Read More »

Caretaker to the Old Man of the Mountain

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Before New Hampshire’s symbol fell on May 3, 2003, Niels Nielsen acted as caretaker for the Old Man... 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: The Killing of Karen Wood

Classic: The Killing of Karen Wood

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Excerpt from “The Killing of Karen Wood,” Yankee Magazine November 1989 On the morning of November 15, 1988,... Read More »

Classic: Train Conductor Travis D. Ford

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Yankee Classic from September 1996 Down in the southwestern corner of New England, where Connecticut resembles a funnel... Read More »

CLASSIC: Turtles Studies by David Carroll

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Video: Interview with David Carroll Excerpt: David Carroll’s new book, Following the Water Yankee Class from June 1993... Read More »

Connecticut Tornado of 1989

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Yankee Classic: July 1990 The dogs knew first. Ivan and Merle, Charles and Mable Besozzi’s two big, black... Read More »

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

Cote’s Old-Fashioned Ice Cream | The Best Darned Ice Cream In the Whole State of Maine

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Excerpt from “The Best Darned Ice Cream in the Whole State of Maine,” Yankee Magazine August 1981. Three... Read More »

Gardening with Cats | Yankee Classic Article

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Excerpt from “Gardening with Cats,” Yankee Magazine, August 1982 For me, gardening with cats began 18 years ago.... Read More »

How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle? | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “How in the World Do You Get a Skunk out of a Bottle,” Yankee Magazine, June... Read More »

Italian Sandwiches | Portland Maine’s Unsung Contribution to the World

Italian Sandwiches | Portland Maine’s Unsung Contribution to the World

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One of the advantages of living in Maine’s largest city is that you have such a wide number... Read More »

June Bugs | The Blunderers of June

June Bugs | The Blunderers of June

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 These hardheaded heralds of spring go by many names, but June bugs probably says it best. In one... Read More »

Mailboat on Great Pond, Maine | The Summer Mailboat

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Every June 1 since 1950, Dave Webster and his boat have confirmed the start of another season for... Read More »

Making the Final Choice on Katahdin

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In the frozen grips of a fierce storm on Mt. Katahdin, each man’s choice was his own. On... Read More »

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “This New England: Mount Desert Island, Maine,” Yankee Magazine, August 1981. When Samuel De Champlain named... Read More »

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

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Excerpt from “The Night Lewiston, Maine, Can Never Forget,” Yankee Magazine, May, 1979. The rematch for the heavyweight... Read More »

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

New England Boiled Wool Mittens | Classic Yankee Article

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The art of knitting these rugged boiled wool mittens, the choice of fishermen for hundreds of years, was... Read More »

New Hampshire’s Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

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Yankee Classic from July 1990 It’s late summer 1989. But here, it could be 1889. Day dawns gray... 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 »

Photographer Peter Ralston on Betsy and Andy Wyeth

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Yankee classic from February 2000 Peter Ralston is telling me about a boy he once knew. In 1957,... Read More »

Puffins at East Egg Rock, Maine

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Yankee Classic from August 1983 by Ron Winslow Steve Kress worked diligently to establish a breeding colony of... Read More »

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

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He was a barn cat, half wild, half tame. When his life hung in the balance, which half... Read More »

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

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I will spare you the details of the misunderstanding. Suffice it to say that the project really began... Read More »



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