Category Archives: Places

A Christmas in the Northland (Sweden)

From the tome, Sweden and the Swedes By William Widgery Thomas 1891 (pages 197-210) CHAPTER XV. CHRISTMAS IN THE NORTHLAND. LL Sweden gives itself up to the enjoyment of Yule, tide. First comes Christmas eve, next Christmas itself, then second-day … Continue reading

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Newbury, MA 375th Anniversary

This year marks the 375th  anniversary of the settlement of Newbury, MA. The website features a treasure trove of photos and information.  As a descendant of the first Newbury families I find this fascinating. I hope I can get there … Continue reading

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The Lost Manuscript of Gov. William Bradford

The priceless manuscript Of Plymouth Plantation, penned by Gov. William Bradford, was once lost for almost a century.  I don’t know about you, but I’m just glad the poor guy was long gone so he didn’t have to know about … Continue reading

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