Story | Jun 13, 2010
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Story | Nov 29, 2001 | 11:04 AMThe Grinch would have come up empty- handed in Colonial Connecticut. There would have been no presents under the tree, let alone a tree to steal. Christmas was viewed by the Puritans of New England as a corrupt religious, if not a pagan, ritual and was not celebrated. Dec. 25 was a regular work day -- unless, of course, it happened to fall on the Sabbath.
Story | Aug 24, 2010
HOW IT GOT ITS NAME: From Lichfield in Staffordshire, England. Local historians have concluded that the added "T" was the result of a clerical error. ORIGINS: Originally called Bantam by the Indians, the area was settled in 1719 when a group from...