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Seven of the Best New England Hoaxes


The worst thing about the many hoaxes played upon New Englanders throughout history? How many people fell for them. Though many hoaxes worked because of their victims’ greed, some were so preposterous it's hard to understand how anyone could fall ...

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Hartford’s Muster Day Murder of 1748

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Colonial muster days were generally raucous events, but a muster day murder was an unusual event, even by the rowdy standards applied to musters. Colonial era musters were militia training days. The militia members would gather from a region in ...

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