New Hampshire Book of the Dead

Author: Roxie J. Zwicker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237107
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Roxie Zwicker
Publisher: History Press Library Editions
ISBN: 9781540221261
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Author: Roxie J. Zwicker
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614237379
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Fred Rosen
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1612347681
Format: PDF
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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

Author: Roxie J. Zwicker
Publisher: History Press
ISBN: 9781596292338
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Mysteries and Legends of New England

Author: Diana Mccain
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762756144
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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).

Ghosts and Legends of the Merrimack Valley

Author: CC Carole
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625842414
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C.C. Carole has visited some of the most historic places in the Merrimack Valley and has found them buzzing with the ghostly energy and presence of those who came before. Join C.C. as she recounts her adventures and paints a historical backdrop of the region's haunts. Discover the legend of the Pennacook chief Passaconaway, said to be over one hundred years old and possessed of magic that could make water burn and trees dance. Investigate the eerie sounds and shadowy figures reported in the old safe houses and tunnels of the Underground Railroad. Visit the Rosewood Country Inn in Bradford and its lingering spirits of glamorous Hollywood stars, and listen for the echoes of toe-tapping performers at Canobie Lake Park's Dancehall Theatre. As C.C. treks across New Hampshire and Massachusetts, the region's historic spirits reveal themselves in surprising ways.

Hanging Ruth Blay

Author: Carolyn Marvin
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614234256
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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

Author: Thomas D'Agostino
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN:
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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.