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New Hampshire Book of the Dead

New Hampshire Book of the Dead Author Roxie J. Zwicker
ISBN-10 9781614237105
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 128
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New Hampshire's historic graveyards, from Portsmouth to North Conway, have bizarre and eerie stories to offer their visitors. Graveyards often invoke fear and superstition among the living, but the dead who rest within them may have more to communicate to the world they left behind. The sands of Pine Grove Cemetery in Hampton once concealed the tombstone of Susanna Smith, but now its message--which reads simply "Slaine with thunder"--and her story have risen from beneath the soil. The Point of Graves Cemetery in Portsmouth is home to the spirit of Elizabeth Pierce, who beckons departing guests back to her grave. Along the state's southern border in Jaffrey, tombstones at Philips-Heil Cemetery caution the living to cherish life. Author Roxie Zwicker tours the Granite State's oldest burial grounds, exploring the stones, stories and folklore of these hallowed places.



New Hampshire Book of the Dead Graveyard Legends and Lore

New Hampshire Book of the Dead  Graveyard Legends and Lore Author Roxie Zwicker
ISBN-10 1540221261
Release 2012-10-02
Pages 130
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New Hampshire's historic graveyards, from Portsmouth to North Conway, have bizarre and eerie stories to offer their visitors. Graveyards often invoke fear and superstition among the living, but the dead who rest within them may have more to communicate to the world they left behind. The sands of Pine Grove Cemetery in Hampton once concealed the tombstone of Susanna Smith, but now its message--which reads simply Slaine with thunder"--and her story have risen from beneath the soil. The Point of Graves Cemetery in Portsmouth is home to the spirit of Elizabeth Pierce, who beckons departing guests back to her grave. Along the state's southern border in Jaffrey, tombstones at Philips-Heil Cemetery caution the living to cherish life. Author Roxie Zwicker tours the Granite State's oldest burial grounds, exploring the stones, stories and folklore of these hallowed places."



Massachusetts Book of the Dead

Massachusetts Book of the Dead Author Roxie J. Zwicker
ISBN-10 9781614237372
Release 2012-10-23
Pages 128
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Massachusetts's historic graveyards are the final resting places for tales of the strange and supernatural. From Newburyport to Truro, these graveyards often frighten the living, but the dead who rest within them have stories to share with the world they left behind. While Giles Corey is said to haunt the Howard Street Cemetery in Salem, cursing those involved in the infamous witch trials, visitors to the Forest Hills Cemetery in Jamaica Plain enjoy an arboretum and a burial ground with Victorian-era memorials. One of the oldest cemeteries in Massachusetts, Old Burial Hill in Marblehead, has been the final resting place for residents for nearly 375 years. Author Roxie Zwicker tours the Bay State's oldest burial grounds, exploring the stones, stories and supernatural lore of these hallowed places.



Murdering the President

Murdering the President Author Fred Rosen
ISBN-10 9781612347684
Release 2016-09
Pages 248
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Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn’t linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world’s first metal detector to locate the bullet in Garfield’s body so that doctors could safely operate. Despite Bell’s efforts to save Garfield, however, and as never before fully revealed, the interventions of Garfield’s friend and doctor, Dr. D. W. Bliss, brought about the demise of the nation’s twentieth president. But why would a medical doctor engage in such monstrous behavior? Did politics, petty jealousy, or failed aspirations spark the fire inside Bliss that led him down the path of homicide? Rosen proves how depraved indifference to human life—second-degree murder—rather than ineptitude led to Garfield’s drawn-out and painful death. Now, more than one hundred years later, historian and homicide investigator Fred Rosen reveals through newly accessed documents and Bell’s own correspondence the long list of Bliss’s criminal acts and malevolent motives that led to his murder of the president.



Haunted Portsmouth

Haunted Portsmouth Author Roxie J. Zwicker
ISBN-10 1596292334
Release 2007
Pages 94
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A tour of Portsmouth's back alleys and docksides, filled with the lingering whispers and memories of generations long dead. Venture through the haunted past and present of Portsmouth, New Hampshire if you dare. Before Portsmouth was a charming seaside community, it was a rough-and-tumble seaport. Hear phantom footsteps in the Point of Pines Burial Ground and mysterious voices at the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, haunted by the ghost of its former keeper. Tour guide and hauntings expert Roxie Zwicker takes readers on a tour of the nation's third-oldest city, where buildings and street corners teem with ghostly stories and legends.



Haunted Cemeteries of New England

Haunted Cemeteries of New England Author Roxie J. Zwicker
ISBN-10 1283305526
Release 2011
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Haunted Cemeteries of New England has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Haunted Cemeteries of New England also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Haunted Cemeteries of New England book for free.



Hanging Ruth Blay

Hanging Ruth Blay Author Carolyn Marvin
ISBN-10 9781614234258
Release 2010-06-04
Pages 128
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On a cold December morning in 1768, thirty-one-year-old Ruth Blay approached the gallows erected for her execution. Standing on the high ground in the northwest corner of what is now Portsmouth's old South Cemetery, she would have had a clear view across the pasture to the harbor and open sea. The eighteenth-century hanging of a schoolteacher for concealing the birth of a child out of wedlock has appeared in local legend over the last few centuries, but the full account of Ruth's story has never been told. Drawing on over two years of investigative research, author Carolyn Marvin brings to light the dramatic details of Ruth's life and the cruel injustice of colonial Portsmouth's moral code. As Marvin uncovers the real flesh-and-blood woman who suffered the ultimate punishment, her readers come to understand Ruth as an individual and a woman of her time.



Haunted New Hampshire

Haunted New Hampshire Author Thomas D'Agostino
ISBN-10 WISC:89082424250
Release 2007-01
Pages 174
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New Hampshire is a state rich with history; some of it haunted. Explore the ghosts and their haunts in towns such as Alton, Dover, Franconia, Litchfield, Nashua, Portsmouth, and West Chesterfield that will leave your senses tingling with adventure. Get the shivers as you: · Visit spirits of yesteryear still lingering in the historical societies of Goffstown and Hampton, New Hampshire. · Join the ghosts of haunted restaurants and taverns in Concord, Laconia, Merrimack, and Windham as they loiter in their favorite rooms. · Sit a spell in a haunted hotel in Bretton Woods or nestle into an eerie Durham bed-and-breakfast. · Take a tutorial in terror at one of the many schools in Keene where immortal tenants roam the halls. · Encounter a dead pirate in the Isles of Shoals or banshee on an island off the smallest coastline in the United States. · Stopover to see the haunted cemetery in Hollis and Conway where the dead rise from their tombs and glow before your eyes. These tales, and more throughout New Hampshire, will keep you chilled as you explore its ghostly side.



Mysteries and Legends of New England

Mysteries and Legends of New England Author Diana Mccain
ISBN-10 9780762756148
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 192
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Mysteries and Legends of New England explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in the region's history—evenly divided between the New England States (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island).



Spooky South

Spooky South Author S. E. Schlosser
ISBN-10 9781493019182
Release 2016-07-01
Pages 256
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Here we have a collection of unnerving tales of events that happened--and still do happen--in the collective back yard of the Deep South states. Accompanied by evocative illustrations, these compelling retellings of 40 popular folktales feature supernatural occurrences and ghosts of all sorts, from fiddling ghosts to the story of the Jack o'Lantern. Whether read around the fire on a dark and stormy night or in the backseat of the family van on the way to Grandma's, each expertly told tale is guaranteed to make readers look at the South--and over their shoulders--again and again.



Slavery the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire

Slavery   the Underground Railroad in New Hampshire Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne
ISBN-10 9781625856371
Release 2016-01-25
Pages 192
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New Hampshire was once a hotbed of abolitionist activity. But the state had its struggles with slavery, with Portsmouth serving as a slave-trade hub for New England. Abolitionists such as William Lloyd Garrison, Nathaniel Peabody Rogers and Stephen Symonds Foster helped create a statewide antislavery movement. Abolitionists and freed slaves assisted in transporting escapees to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author Michelle Arnosky Sherburne uncovers the truth about slavery, the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement in New Hampshire.



Green Mountain Ghosts Ghouls Unsolved Mysteries

Green Mountain Ghosts  Ghouls   Unsolved Mysteries Author Joseph A. Citro
ISBN-10 9780547527321
Release 1994-10-15
Pages 240
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Take a chilling tour of spooky New England legends . . . Visit Vermont with this comprehensive collection of tales, legends, folklore, ghost stories, and strange-but-true facts—and enjoy supernatural side trips to the surrounding areas of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Quebec—with this delightful guide to the region’s haunted history. From Chittenden’s Ghost Shop to the Hubbardton Horror to the Mystery of the Bennington Triangle, Green Mountain Ghosts is filled with local lore and characters more colorful than any fall foliage!



New Hampshire in the Civil War

New Hampshire in the Civil War Author Bruce D. Heald Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9781439628195
Release 2001-10-23
Pages 128
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In the course of history, few human events have had so compelling an effect and left such a deep mark on the nation's soul as has the Civil War. New Hampshire in the Civil War presents a unique and concise pictorial chronicle of the state's volunteer regiments that served during the four very long and costly war years. This volume includes more than 200 vivid and accurate pictures depicting heroic battles scenes, maps, camp life, and more than 40 portraits of the men who served New Hampshire in battle. These chapters contain accounts of battles from the first bombardment of Fort Sumter to the sinking of the Alabama. Also included are glimpses of camp life, with its frying pan meals of "slosh" and the illnesses accompanied by "cold clammy sweat," and of the famous Libby Prison.



Weird New England

Weird New England Author Joseph A. Citro
ISBN-10 9781402733307
Release 2005
Pages 285
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A brand new entry in the best-selling Weird U.S. series, Weird New England proves without a doubt that the pilgrims landed in one very strange spot. So travel down our region's highways and byways with your tour guide par excellence, and learn all the stuff about New England that our school marms never taught us. Colonists, clambakes, and the Coast Guard. Sure, those things define New England, as do witches and whale watching. And don't forget the Red Sox and the Patriots. But there's more. New England is also filled to the brim with serious strangeness. And there's no one better to chronicle the odd goings-on in our patriotic, but extremely weird section of the country than Joe Citro, a citizen in full possession of the 'weird eye.' For years, Joe has traveled our six states with camera and notepad in hand, mosquito netting or snowshoes firmly in place, in search of the bizarre and the offbeat. And he found them everywhere. He has tracked down some unbelievable tales that have just enough truth in them to create the same uneasiness a chance meeting with Lizzie Borden's ghost would.We promise; it's a journey you'll never forget.



Haunted Portsmouth

Haunted Portsmouth Author Roxie J. Zwicker
ISBN-10 9781625844828
Release 2007-07-01
Pages 96
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A tour of Portsmouth's back alleys and docksides, filled with the lingering whispers and memories of generations long dead. Venture through the haunted past and present of Portsmouth, New Hampshire if you dare. Before Portsmouth was a charming seaside community, it was a rough-and-tumble seaport. Hear phantom footsteps in the Point of Pines Burial Ground and mysterious voices at the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse, haunted by the ghost of its former keeper. Tour guide and hauntings expert Roxie Zwicker takes readers on a tour of the nation's third-oldest city, where buildings and street corners teem with ghostly stories and legends.



Hidden History of New Hampshire

Hidden History of New Hampshire Author D. Quincy Whitney
ISBN-10 9781625843906
Release 2008-08-29
Pages 160
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The resourcefulness of Granite Staters in their efforts to innovate and improvise is the reason for this incredible and intriguing cast of true stories about New Hampshire people living what they love and loving what they do. Hidden in the cracks and crevices of the Granite State are the stories of pioneers who pursued their passions, creating legacies along the way. There is the tale of the mountain man who became an innkeeper; the “Bird Man” who took his passion to the White House; the gentleman who ascended the highest peak in the Northeast in a steam-powered locomobile; the story of one skier’s dramatic win at the 1939 “American Inferno” Mount Washington race; the Shaker Meetinghouse, built in just one day, in complete silence; and the gallant efforts to save the Old Man of the Mountain. Quincy Whitney’s compilation of stories makes for a colorful narrative of some of New Hampshire’s most notable newsmakers and remarkable historic events.



Haunted Naperville

Haunted Naperville Author Diane A. Ladley
ISBN-10 0738561223
Release 2009
Pages 157
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Established in 1831, Naperville is one of the oldest settlements in the Greater Chicago area. The city's rich and fascinating heritage has been carefully passed down from one proud generation to the next; however, nowhere has Naperville's ghostly oral tradition and haunted history been preserved until now. Most of Naperville's unique legends--compiled for the fi rst time ever in these pages--arose from accounts of actual historic events and from the lives of notable personages in the city's long history. As the tragic events and persons faded from living memory, all that might remain of them would be ghost stories whispered by fi relight and, later, by fl ashlight tucked under a teenager's chin at slumber parties. Some eerie legends in these pages have origins that are lost in time, and still other hair-raising ghost stories included in this work are chilling contemporary, firsthand accounts of paranormal encounters within Naperville's sprawling boundaries . . . perhaps from even just down the street.