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THE LAZY BERKSHIRE GARDENER: Week of June 20, 2024

It seems this week has all the important gardening tasks scheduled for early morning.

CONNECTIONS: All the news that fits — on a broadsheet

The Berkshire history broadsheets are well laid out, richly illustrated and bursting with “news.” The first broadsheet covers 39 years, 1761–1800. The next covered 25 years, 1800–25.

CONNECTIONS: ‘The Resolves’ of Sheffield, hotbed of insurrection

Some historians dismiss the Sheffield Resolves; others call them the first American Declaration of Independence. In either case, in just seven days, who wrote this impressive document?

CONNECTIONS: Letters from an unforgiving wilderness: Stockbridge, 1749

Isolation and treacherous country were not the only challenges. In actual fact, it was a deadly land. Only the adventurous and strong came to Berkshire.

CONNECTIONS: The haunted Berkshires. Boo!

Ghosts in all parts of Berkshire County have made it clear by their actions that they do not wish to pose: they disappear with a pop if you pull out a camera.
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