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More interesting facts on New England
- the Great Appalachian Storm of November 1950 led to wind gusts in excess of 100 mph across New York, New Jersey, and New England?
- in 1920 the publishers of the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs invented the fictional town of Stotham, Massachusetts, as the purported home for several early New England structures?
- the Great Trail created by Native Americans connected the Great Lakes region of Canada to New England and the mid-Atlantic and laid the foundation for modern highways?
- the Maritime Fur Trade helped New England transform from an agrarian to an industrial society?
- the proposed Atlantica trade bloc would economically tie New England in the U.S. to the Atlantic Provinces of Canada?
- the Wallingford Tornado of 1878 was the deadliest tornado in Connecticut history, and the second-deadliest to strike New England?
- Travel + Leisure named Wasque ("way-squee") on Chappaquiddick the number one beach in New England?
- The Great Snow of 1717 lasted nine days and caused snowdrifts more than 20 feet (6 m) high in New England, USA?
- surveying errors in New England created areas known as gores, which are not part of any towns, have few or no inhabitants, and have no self-government?
- populations of the butterfly Henry's Elfin are growing in New England due to the introduction of buckthorn, which the butterflies now use as a host plant?
- Eastern Bank is the largest independent, mutually owned bank in New England, and the largest community bank in Massachusetts?
- Little Liberia in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and Hard Scrabble in Providence, Rhode Island, were two urban New England neighborhoods created by free blacks in the early 19th century?
- an unnamed hurricane in October, 1804 brought up to three feet of snow to parts of New England?
- NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans relies on help from inmates from 15 New England correctional facilities to train many of its assistance dogs?
- "pumpkin sauce," or mashed pumpkin (pictured), was served at inns in New England as early as 1704?
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Up to date as of February 02, 2010