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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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Three years ago, the Cote family, who own one of the largest dairies in southern Maine, had a... 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 »

Mount Desert Island, Maine | Yankee Classic

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Yankee Classic from August 1981 When Samuel De Champlain named Mount Desert Island, he did so because he... Read More »

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

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The rematch for the heavyweight championship of the world between Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay) and former champ Sonny... 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 »

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 »

Salvage Transforms Old Houses

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There’s a huge granite millstone paving the way to the front door of Skinner Mill, the house in... Read More »

Spring Peepers | The Sound of Spring

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Excerpt from “The Sound of Spring,” Yankee Magazine, April 1984 In 1956, when I was nine years old, we... Read More »

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

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

Yankee Classic Article | Does Old Age Begin at Thirty?

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Not long ago one of our nation-wide questions was, “What are we going to do about the younger... Read More »

YANKEE CLASSIC: House for Sale

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Yankee Classic from April, 1950. DEAR MANY READERS: Thanks for your letter. For some months now we have... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Let’s Give Boiled Dinner Its Due

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Yankee Classic: “Let’s Give Boiled Dinner Its Due,” Yankee Magazine, April 1986 When Grover Cleveland took over the... Read More »

Yankee Classic: The Battle Within

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"One thinks of the answer given by Audie Murphy to the question about how long it takes a... Read More »