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Century Year Old Vines

It’s hard to imagine a farm growing a crop from vines that are over a century old.  But that’s exactly the case here.  Some of…

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Flooding Out the Crops

Most farmers want to avoid a flood that drenches their crops.  Here, it’s just part of the process to keep the vines growing and getting…

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Growing Bountiful Crops

It’s hard to image that a place once known for mining iron would become an area that later was recognized for growing bountiful crops, but…

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The Origins of Thanksgiving

Each November we celebrate Thanksgiving in this country.  But how did we get the annual holiday?  While it may have begun with the Pilgrims, the…

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A One-Time Feast

We often trace our Thanksgiving holiday back to the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony.  It’s true they did have a feast of thanksgiving, but it seems…

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The Oldest Museum in the Nation

Where is the oldest museum in the nation?  You might guess New York or Washington, D.C., but the town is much smaller, yet still very…

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Farming With the Methods of 400 Years Ago

Farming can be a challenging way to make a living, especially when you consider factors like the weather that are out of one’s control.  Now…

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The First Thanksgiving

We associate the first Thanksgiving with the Native American and Pilgrims living in Plymouth Colony.  However, we know very little about that event.  Today we…

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Squanto

His name is one from our history books, but perhaps we have forgotten just how important his role was in saving the lives of the…

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A Crop Best Suited for a New Home

Some regions of the country are better suited for specific crops.  That was the case for the Pilgrims who established Plymouth Colony.  They brought lots…

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People Called Pilgrams

In 1620, the men and women we call the “Pilgrims” landed near Cape Cod, and eventually established Plymouth Colony.  As we near Thanksgiving, we take…

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The Roots of the Family Tree

Some people enjoy tracing their family tree.  A few may even trace their ancestors back to the founding of the nation.  You may just be…

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The General Society of Mayflower Descendents

Visitors to Plymouth, Massachusetts are often fascinated with the history of the Pilgrims who landed here.  But some have a deeper connection to others to…

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The Saugus Iron Works

It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America. We go to a place where…

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Fact vs Fiction of the Famous Ride

LISTEN, my children, and you shall hear of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five, Hardly a man is…

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A Famous Dentist

He’s probably the most famous dentist that helped win the Revolutionary War. You might not know he cleaned teeth, but you do know his name……..

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Parker Brothers

Park Place and Boardwalk are real places in Atlantic City, NJ. They became famous of course, through the game of Monopoly. The company that made…

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Saugus Iron Works

It is a factory that began operation over a century before England’s colonies became the United State of America. We go to a place where…

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The Renter Who Became Famous

George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site where Washington once lived and…

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Raising An Army at Harvard

Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world. In 1775, it became the home of men fighting for the cause…

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