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Dog Rescue | The Adoption Process

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I met my dog Sandy through an elite introduction service: the Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue League. The process... Read More »

Earmuffs Invented in Maine

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When Chester Greenwood of Farmington, Maine, received a new pair of ice skates on Christmas morning (quite an... Read More »

Ed Dahlgren of Aroostook County, Maine

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

Edgar Allan Poe Romance | Nevermore

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It all started at a Valentine’s Day party in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1848. Miss Lynch, a local... Read More »

Flying Horse Carousel

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In the Victorian-era seaside village of Watch Hill in Westerly Rhode Island, the Flying Horse Carousel claims to... Read More »

Gardening with Cats | Yankee Classic

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

Greenfield, MA: Scale Model Town in His Backyard

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In 1962 Waine Morse decided to build a make-believe store beside his vegetable garden in Greenfield, MA, to... Read More »

Heard of These New England Impostors?

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Excerpt from “Heard of These New England Impostors?” Yankee Magazine, April, 1989. MAINE’S IGNOBLE NOBLEMAN One cold day... 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 »

I Was Suspected of Murder | Yankee Classic Article

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From Yankee Magazine January 1978 Like the Old Harbor town itself, some of us in Marblehead, Massachusetts, have... 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 »

Kancamagus Highway | Thoroughfare Was Named for New Hampshire Chief

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Excerpt from “The Kancamagus Highway, New Hampshire,” Yankee Magazine, March 1985. “No gas for the next 32 miles”... Read More »

Lovesick Moose

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It began in October 1986, when Larry Carrara of Shrewsbury, Vermont, who worked at the General Electric Plant... 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 »

Mark Twain Rented Cats | Footnote to History

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Although she was only 13 when she wrote a biography of her famous father, Mark Twain’s daughter Susy... Read More »

Message in a Turkey | Stuffing the Ballot Box

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In November 1888 a 22-year-old Vermont woman named Kate Gillette was plucking and dressing turkeys for the Boston... 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 »

Mount Washington Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

Mount Washington Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

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“Coggers” sweat and “goofers” stare as the steam engines of the Mount Washington Cog Railway claw their way... 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 »

Nelly Butler | America’s First Ghost

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It was August 9, 1799, when Abner Blaisdel first heard the “knocking noises” in his house in Machiasport,... 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 England Inventions

New England Inventions

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Here we present three New England inventions that changed parties everywhere! Silly Putty In the early 1940s James... Read More »

Noank’s House of Fables

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Excerpt from “’Noank’s House of Fables,” Yankee Magazine, August, 1967. The “House of Fables” stands on a hill... Read More »

Nor’Easter Wedding

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In retrospect, an outdoor wedding reception during a nor’easter was a perfect introduction to New England. It 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 »



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