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One of the most famous bands of the 1970s and 1980s, Aerosmith began its career in the streets of Boston, later moving on to world-wide fame.

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Emily Dickenson (1830-1886)

Emily Dickenson was born, lived, and died in Amherst, Massachusetts, living in her family's home the entire time, and rarely traveling. She became a recluse in her later years, but she poured all of her energy into her poetry.

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Amy Lawrence Lowell (1874-1925)

Amy Lawrence Lowell (1874-1925) was born in Brookline, Massachusetts and wrote free-verse poetry that was well received. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1926.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903)

James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. He spent many years in England, Russia and France developing his style. He is most famous for his portraits and etchings - notably, "Whistler's Mother".

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Robert B Parker

Robert B Parker is famous for writing the Spenser for Hire series, about a Boston private detective who does most of his research in and around Boston. This series was made into a TV show and into a few made-for-TV movies.

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Jack Kerouac (1922-1969)

Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) was born in Lowell, Massachusetts as "Jean-Louis Kerouac". He was born to a working-class French-Canadian family and grew up speaking more French than English. He is famous for his stream-of-consciousness works, most notably "On The Road". His group of writers was called the Beat Generation.

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Alvan Fisher (1792-1863)

Alvan Fisher (1792-1863) was born in Needham, Massachusetts and set up a studio in Boston. He is famous for his pastoral and landscape paintings.

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Robert Frost (1874-1963)

Robert Frost (1874-1963) won four Pulitzer Prizes and is famous for this rhyming poetry about the woods and landscapes of New England.

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(Frederick) Childe Hassam (1859-1935)

(Frederick) Childe Hassam (1859-1935) was born in born in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He is famous for his paintings of New England, of families, and the sparkling effects he achieved in them.

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