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New Hampshire’s Cog Railway | Yankee Classic

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Yankee Classic from July 1990 It’s late summer 1989. But here, it could be 1889. Day dawns gray... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

Salmon Dinner from the Bathtub | Yankee Classic Article

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I will spare you the details of the misunderstanding. Suffice it to say that the project really began... 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 »

Sayings of the Oracle

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Excerpt from “Sayings of the Oracle,” Yankee Magazine January 1964. ♦Me.: Dear Oracle: A question you may be... Read More »

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

Shad | Poor Man’s Salmon

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Nobody loves shad more than the citizens of Windsor, Connecticut, who hold the Shad Derby to celebrate its... Read More »

Shark Teeth Pearly White

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Yankee classic from June 2000 Captain Charlie Donilon is a whorl of energy in a straw hat as... 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 »

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year |  A Cold Day for a Swim

Stranded on the Coldest Day of the Year | A Cold Day for a Swim

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They were stranded on a pile of rocks 200 yards from shore. The wind chill was 53 degrees... Read More »

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

Swamp Yankees | What’s in a Name?

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There are a number of theories as to the origin of the term “Swamp Yankees.” However, the correct... Read More »

The Killing of Karen Wood | Yankee Classic

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Excerpt from “The Killing of Karen Wood,” Yankee Magazine November 1989 On the morning of November 15, 1988,... Read More »

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

The Seven Sutherland Sisters | Barnum & Bailey Hair Show

6 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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 »

Wilderness Camps in Maine | An Allagash Love Story

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From Yankee July 1986 This is about a man called Nuge and his wife Patty and a tiny... 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 | Bethlehem, NH: Perfect Christmas Trees

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For many years and many reasons, travelers have been drawn to Bethlehem, New Hampshire. This quiet vale at... Read More »

Yankee Classic: Guide to House Styles in New England

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Yankee Classic: June 1997 Whether they come as leaf peepers, antiques hunters, or Freedom Trailers, travelers in New... 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 »



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