Have You Ever Heard About the Time Boston Banned Kissing in Canoes?

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Around the turn of the 20th century, the Charles River between Waltham and Newton Lower Falls became a legendary place for recreation and romance. Yet in 1903, the Metropolitan Parks Commission cracked down and forbade couples from kissing in canoes. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Historic Newton contributed to Historium Unearthia’s podcast about this controversy. Click here to listen.

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