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Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Brownies Take a Winter Swim

On this day in 1904, the L Street Brownies held their first New Year's Day swim in Boston Harbor. Every year since then, a crowd of swimmers and an even larger crowd of onlookers has shown up to watch men—and since the 1980s, women—begin the year with a swim in the icy waters of Dorchester Bay. Keeping up a tradition introduced by European...
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