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A different kind of Groundhog Day: The Candlemas Massacre

On January 24, on the morning after Candlemas Day, 1692, the town of York, Maine was burned to the ground by a band of 150 Abenaki Indians. ¬†Between 40 and 48 people were killed in the massacre, with an estimated … Continue reading

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