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So THIS Is Where Valentines In America Come From

Joan Gage | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
Joan Gage

Worcester, MA, the once-bustling industrial metropolis 45 minutes west of Boston, where I live, is enormously proud of its rather peculiar list of 'famous firsts', including barbed wire, shredded wheat, the monkey wrench, the birth control pill, the first perfect game in major league baseball, the first liquid-fueled rocket and the ubiquitous yellow Smiley Face icon.

Valentine's Day: Not Just for Lovers

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The first handmade Valentine's Day cards in the 1800s weren't intended only for lovers. They also celebrated affection between friends and relatives.