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Since the time Frost and his family lived at the farm, much has changed in the area. Strip malls and stores cater to discount-minded Massachusetts shoppers lured to New Hampshire because there is no sales tax. To the south in Lawrence, Mass., where Frost and his wife graduated from high school as co-valedictorians, sits a majority-Latino city where the old mills have closed and residents struggle with basic adult literacy.

Still, walking around the farm, even today, gives visitors the same sense of creative seclusion that Frost experienced, Ms. Golden said.

“There’s something about this farm that pulls you in,” she said. “That’s probably why Frost always remembered it.”

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