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Did Peary Reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909?

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

He was lionized as the first man to reach the North Pole on April 6, 1909, then later... Read More »

Dog Rescue | The Adoption Process

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

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

Earmuffs Invented in Maine

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

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

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 »

Edgar Allan Poe Romance | Nevermore

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

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

Flying Horse Carousel

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

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

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

Franks and Beans | A Saturday Night Tradition

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

Excerpt from “Beans and Harmony,” Yankee Magazine, February 1995. Being married to a Yankee meant we had franks... Read More »

Gardening with Cats | Yankee Classic

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

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Gunnar Hansen Remembers Playing Leatherface in “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”

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In 1987, Yankee asked Gunnar Hansen about his famous 1974 role as Leatherface in the cult horror movie... Read More »

Heard of These New England Impostors?

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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

9 votes, 4.78 avg. rating (93% score)

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

I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Excerpt from “I Took a Voyage on the R.M.S Titanic,” Yankee Magazine, June 1981. Marjorie Newell Robb of... Read More »

I Was Suspected of Murder | Yankee Classic Article

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

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

In The Kingdom Of The Jalberts

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

Yankee Classic: October 1990 Everything unraveled one sultry late-summer afternoon in 1958, the horrifying day that changed the... Read More »

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

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

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

There’s nothing like Italian sandwiches elsewhere in the country — not to be confused with subs, grinders or... Read More »

June Bugs | The Blunderers of June

June Bugs | The Blunderers of June

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

 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

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

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

Life After Samantha Smith | <i>Yankee</i> Classic

Life After Samantha Smith | Yankee Classic

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

Wherever she appears, Jane Smith of Manchester; Maine, knows with absolute certainty how she will be introduced to... Read More »

Life on an Oil Rig │ <em>Yankee</em> Classic

Life on an Oil Rig │ Yankee Classic

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

Working on an offshore oil rig is a demanding and dangerous profession. Author Scott Cramer signed on as a... Read More »

Love Letters at the Waybury Inn | Yankee Classic

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 »

Lovesick Moose

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

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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

Making Maple Syrup | Yankee Classic

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Making maple syrup is tough business — so tough that the Howrigans of Fairfield, Vermont, don’t share secrets even... Read More »

Making the Final Choice on Katahdin

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

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

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

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

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

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



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