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Daniel Chester French’s 1885 tribute to John Harvard is the focal point of Harvard Yard and the preferred photo op of incoming students, who handle his feet so frequently that the patina of… Read More

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Virtually every New England town has their version of a Civil War monument, but few are as dramatic as this one in Claremont, New Hampshire. In contrast to the standard stoic and heroic… Read More

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  Sculpted as Maine’s contribution to the Court of States at the 1939 New York World’s Fair, Victor Kahill’s bronze of an iconic lobsterman was not actually cast until 1975. When funds for… Read More

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  Bailey, the dog at my neighbor’s welding shop and friend to all, has died peacefully of old age. He will be missed.

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Gravestone humor from New Hampshire, where they tell it like it is.  

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Joshua Norton (1819-1880) was a San Francisco businessman who first lost his fortune then his mind, declaring himself Emperor of the United States. San Francisco, being San Francisco, was behind him all the way.… Read More

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Hannah Duston, the original North Shore tough girl Located in Haverhill Massachusetts, this 1861 monument is believed to be the first public statue depicting a woman to be erected in the United States.… Read More

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