Founded in 1831, Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts is considered to be America’s first garden-style cemetery, with plots and stones arranged amongst landscaped hills, rather than in the rigid lines found in churchyards of prior periods. The garden style
Occasionally, while out exploring history and hunting legends, we at New England Oddities do get an opportunity to stop and smell the flowers! These are the results: a celebration of New England in the Summer.
Enders Falls is a series of six waterfalls along a 1/4 mile long stretch of river in Granby, Connecticut. Though none of them are especially large, all together they form an impressive landscape with lots of opportunities for photography. Armed
There’s something about a forgotten space that holds a definite appeal for many people, be it the look into the lives of those who have gone before us, the raw emotion evoked by an abandoned locale, or simply just the
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The last installment of Taphopiliacs Anonymous focused on Salem Center Burying Ground in Salem, New Hampshire, but this week we move our sights to a different Salem: Salem, Massachusetts. Though the two cities are not all that far away, they
If you are a frequent reader of this site, or have even just glanced at it once or twice, you may have stumbled upon the notion that I rather like cemeteries. I guess I’m what you would call a Taphophile:
The damming of the Nashua River to create the Wachusett Reservoir at the turn of the 20th century changed the face of Clinton, a mill town in central Massachusetts, forever. Thousands of workers were employed during the construction of the
Holyoke, Massachusetts, is a city best known for its rich and complex industrial history, and for being the birthplace of Volleyball. Harnessing the power of the Connecticut river through a dam and a series of historic canals, Holyoke grew from
There is perhaps no photographic evidence of the paranormal more prevalent than that of so-called orbs. Orbs are delivered up as evidence of ghostly energy at every turn, often heralded as irrefutable proof of a haunting. But are they really?