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Halloween History: Fortune Telling Fun
October 20, 2016

Written by Rachel Walman We’re looking back on that time of year when 19th-century Americans celebrated the end of a cycle of seasons and began to look forward to the year ahead…no, I’m not talking about the New Year—I’m talking about Halloween! The holiday we celebrate today on the 31st of October is a hodge…

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Blast From the Past: Staying Cool in the Summer
August 27, 2012

  It’s hot outside here in the city…a good time for some ice-cold drinks and treats. But we didn’t always have refrigerators and freezers to easily keep these foods cold. People used to have ice delivered to their buildings and homes. This ice was chopped from frozen lakes in the winter, stored in ice houses, where it was kept…

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