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Top 10 New England by Patricia Harris

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Moments in History

1. 10000 BC–AD 1000: Settlement

As glaciers retreated from New England some 12,000 years ago, hunters moved in. By AD 1000, they lived in seasonal villages and farming augmented hunting and fishing. Most spoke an Algonkian language; their dialects persist on Native lands in Massachusetts, Maine, and Connecticut.

2. 1620: Colonization

Religious reformers from England swarmed into New England; first the Pilgrims, at Plymouth, Massachusetts (1620), then Puritan colonies at Salem (1626) and Boston (1630). Soon communities were springing up in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.

3. 1775: Revolution

Tensions between ...

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