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“The Hanging Judge” Samuel Sewall Repents | Footnote to History

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

In July, August, and September 1692, Samuel Sewall with six colleagues presided over the Salem witch trials. “Judge... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Ghost Town

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

Yankee Classic from Mysterious New England, 1971 Here is a tragedy so heinous, a mystery so unfathomable, an... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Life on an Oil Rig

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

From Yankee Magazine April 1981 Working on an offshore drilling rig is a demanding and dangerous profession. Author... Read More »

Yankee Classic: The Champ Believer

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

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

Yankee Classic: Love Letters at the Waybury Inn

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

Nobody remembers when the desk first came to the Waybury Inn. The East Middlebury, Vermont, landmark has been... Read More »

A Veteran’s Sacrifice: Story of Michael Daly

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

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

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

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

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

Andre the Seal | 25 Years with Andre

22 votes, 4.45 avg. rating (88% score)

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

Are Brown Eggs the Only Local Eggs? | The War of the Eggs

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

For generations we New Englanders just assumed that our neighbors shared our preference for brown eggs. All the... 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 »

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

Bobby Orr | Dreams of the NHL

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

Excerpt from “Dreams of the NHL | I Remember,” Yankee Magazine, April 1988. My parents never pushed me... Read More »

Bud | A Vermont Dog

Bud | A Vermont Dog

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

Bud was a Vermont dog, a purebred malamute. He lived in and about Adamant, a village bounded by... 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 »

Christa Mcauliffe’s Shadow | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “Christa’s Shadow,” Yankee Magazine, June 1986. After watching Christa Mcauliffe’s every move for seven months, Bob... 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: Fireworks in Jaffrey, NH

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Yankee Classic from July/August 2001 In a three-acre sandpit in front of Steve Pelkey, 11,000 live fireworks shells... Read More »

Classic: Polar Express Train

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Yankee Classic from December 1998 Where are we going?” my mother asks. I sit wedged between her and... Read More »

Classic: Seasons of Ice

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

Yankee classic from January 1981 People who live along inland waters in northern New England know there are... 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

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

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

Collecting Sea Glass | The Allure of Mermaids’ Tears

Collecting Sea Glass | The Allure of Mermaids’ Tears

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

Those bits of sea glass ground smooth by the ocean before being scattered on the beach can touch... Read More »

Connecticut Tornado of 1989

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

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

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

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

Crickets | Minstrels of the Season

Crickets | Minstrels of the Season

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

It’s the time of year when we hear the song of crickets across the fields and around the... Read More »

Did Peary Reach North Pole April 6, 1909?

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

This Yankee Classic is from April 1989: He was lionized as the first man to reach the North... Read More »

Ed Dahlgren of Aroostook County, Maine

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

From Yankee magazine September 1981 He grew up in Aroostook County, Maine, and when he came home in... Read More »



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