Category Archives: Massachusetts

“Look, look, and look again and not let yourself be influenced by anyone on your likes and dislikes!!!”

Dairy cows grazing in a pasture at the foot of a wooded hill, surrounded by three mountain ranges, makes for an idyllic rural setting anywhere, but this particular one was the perfect place a New York City couple had been … Continue reading

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“A delicate French chateau mirrored in a Massachusetts pond”

The Berkshires of western Massachusetts is a picturesque region of forested hills, green valleys and the powerful Blackstone River that created prospering mill towns during the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. Time spent among these mountains prompted Nathaniel Hawthorne … Continue reading

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It’s my pleasure to show you “one of the seven wonders of Boston”

Red-headed and fair-skinned, she attracted attention by the way she dressed, like wearing spring-mounted diamonds in her hair. She attended poetry readings and art history classes, hosted lectures at her home, took Italian lessons, and was proud of her Scottish … Continue reading

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Where can you find lucky lions, a canine ambassador, broken jewels and chocolate mice?

Faced with the needs of Boston’s growing population, mid-19th-century city planners decided to fill in a soggy, marshy area of the city known as the Back Bay. With the help of a new innovation known as the steam shovel, it … Continue reading

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Brave acts in Boston spelled trouble for Britain

A visit to Boston isn’t complete without visiting a few historical sites where ordinary men living quiet, unassuming lives responded to crises in transformational ways, becoming revolutionary figures who helped their young country establish a new identity. Cyrus Dallin’s 1885 … Continue reading

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