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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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Yankee classic from December 1989 It didn’t start out to be like this, a whole village, a toy... 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

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

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

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nor’Easter Wedding

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

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

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

An empty factory in Rhode Island. An angry widow. A radioactive wedding ring. These are pieces of a... Read More »

Old Leather Man | A Connecticut Legend

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

A local legend like that of the Old Leather Man — Connecticut’s most famous tramp — can easily... 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 »

Pickle Day | Yankee Classic

21 votes, 4.52 avg. rating (89% score)

When I was a child, I would spend the month of August in Vermont at my grandparents’ tall,... Read More »

Portsmouth, RI: The Tin Can Man

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Yankee classic from January/February 2001 In a small, white house on a side street off a side street... Read More »

Potato Recess | Potato Harvest in Aroostook County

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Excerpt from “The Lessons of the Harvest,” Yankee Magazine, September 1990. In Maine’s Aroostook County, schools close for... 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 »

Rene Rancourt | Boston’s National Anthem Singer

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

Excerpt from a 1990 interview with Rene Rancourt, “Oh, Rene, Can You Sing,” Yankee Magazine, January 1990. It’s... Read More »

Rented Summer Cottage Nightmare! | Humor

23 votes, 4.48 avg. rating (89% score)

A stay in a rented summer cottage always seems to start with a note from the owners that... Read More »

Roses | Advice from Suzy Verrier

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Yankee Classic from June 1992 “I hate to tell you,” Suzy Verrier said, pausing sympathetically, “but your roses... Read More »

Rufus Resurrected | Barn Cat Survival

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

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



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