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Historic Hiawatha Island

Dr. Mary Putnam Jacobi was among the first to argue for women’s political equality on the basis of physical fitness; there is nothing inherently, naturally delicate about us, she said after years of treating women. It’s quite possible that Mary ... Read More

Limestone for Brooklyn, Oysters for Essex

Much of the blue limestone used to construct the New York State Capitol and the Brooklyn Bridge was quarried from the shores of Lake Champlain. The massive stones were sent across the lake, through the Champlain Canal and down the Hudson River aboard ... Read More