New England roundup #6

Undated aerial photograph of the construction of I-89 in Middlesex, VT. Photo #T-1, Dept. of Highways Photograph Collection, Vermont State Archives
Undated aerial photograph of the construction of I-89 in Middlesex, VT. Photo #T-1, Dept. of Highways Photograph Collection, Vermont State Archives

For whatever reason, not too much to round up this week:

  • In the wake of Wednesday’s earthquake near Ottawa, felt in parts of New England, check out a report by a Boston College geologist, “Why Does the Earth Quake in New England?”
  • The National Endowment for the Humanities has rewarded Yale University Library a $250,000 grant to support the first in a series of electronic collections of documents related to New England Native Americans.  The Yale Indian Papers Project (YIPP) is a collaborative effort of Yale, the Connecticut State Library, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Massachusetts Archives, and the National Archives of the United Kingdom.  The initial project is titled “The New England Indian Papers Series: The Connecticut Colony Collection, 1603-1783.”
  • AAA Southern New England projects a 19 percent increase in travel in New England over the July 4 weekend—1.7 million people will be on the move, 90 percent of them by car.  It’s a shame that final number isn’t lower!  You can find a few more photos from the Department of Highways Photograph Collection at the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration website.

About this feature: Each week, I compile recent articles and other items relating to New England’s history, its regional identity, and its future. If you come across something interesting or relevant, please submit it for inclusion in a future post. Click here for previous roundups.

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