For the first time, the full story of a crime that has haunted New England since 1873. The cold-blooded ax murder of two innocent Norwegian women at their island home off the coast of New Hampshire has gripped the region since 1873, beguiling tourists, inspiring artists, and fueling conspiracy theorists. The killer, a handsome Prussian fisherman down on his luck, was quickly captured, convicted in a widely publicized trial, and hanged in an unforgettable gallows spectacle. But he never confessed and, while in prison, gained a circle of admirers whose blind faith in his innocence still casts a shadow of doubt. A fictionalized best-selling novel and a Hollywood film have further clouded the truth. Finally a definitive "whydunnit" account of the Smuttynose Island ax murders has arrived. Popular historian J. Dennis Robinson fleshes out the facts surrounding this tragic robbery gone wrong in a captivating true crime pause-register. Robinson delves into the backstory at the rocky Isles of Shoals as an isolated centuries-old fishing village was being destroyed by a modern luxury hotel. He explores the neighboring island of Appledore where Victorian poet Celia Thaxter entertained the elite artists and writers of Boston. It was Thaxter's powerful essay about the murders in the Atlantic Monthly that shocked the American public. Robinson goes beyond the headlines of the burgeoning yellow press to explore the deeper lessons about American crime, justice, economics, and hero worship. Ten years before the Lizzie Borden ax murder trial and the fictional Sherlock Holmes, Americans met a sociopath named Louis Wagner - and many came to love him. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Grupper. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020089/bk_adbl_020089_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Oak Cottage is a historic home built around 1820 and located at the peak of Schooley's Mountain in Long Valley, New Jersey. The property includes a mill and carriage house built in 1828 and is a contributing property to Schooley's Mountain Historic District which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Oak Cottage is a three-story home constructed as a 'General Grant' or Second Empire style Victorian with a Mansard roof. The home has 13 rooms including 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and is located in Schooley's Mountain Historic district in Washington Township area of Morris County, New Jersey. The carriage house and mill on the property was used as an 'apple cider distillery'. It was constructed while the home was owned by Ephraim Marsh and was powered by a water wheel. Marsh was a hotel owner, judge, and president of the Morris Canal. A historic photo of the home in 1908 can be seen in a photograph from The Roads Home by Henry Charlton Beck and in its 2008 real estate ad. The property was for sale in 2008.
Oak Hill & The Martha Berry Museum is the home and museum about Berry College founder Martha Berry located in Rome, Georgia. It is also an All-America Selections Display Garden, a part of Berry Schools on the National Register of Historic Places, and a AAA Star Attraction. Oak Hill is a 170-acre (0.69 km2) estate Greek revival mansion. Oak Hill was an original Victorian-style farmhouse that was built in 1847. During the American Civil War and the capture of Rome during The Atlanta Campaign, the estate was used by the Union soldiers as a place to stay. Charles H. Smith, whose widely known pen name was Bill Arp, owned the estate before he sold it to his colleague Andrew M. Sloan. Thomas Berry and his family moved to Rome, Georgia from Alabama in 1868 to become a partner in Berrys and Company, a wholesale grocery and cotton brokerage business. Around 1871, his business became successful, and Thomas Berry decided to move to a better place so he purchased the estate from Sloan for $9,000.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rugby is an unincorporated community in Morgan and Scott counties in the U.S. state of Tennessee. Founded in 1880 by English author Thomas Hughes, Rugby was built as an experimental utopian colony. While Hughes''s experiment largely failed, a small community lingered at Rugby throughout the 20th century. In the 1960s, the residents of Rugby began restoring the original design and layout of the community, preserving surviving structures and reconstructing others. Rugby''s Victorian architecture and picturesque setting have since made it a popular tourist attraction. In 1972, Rugby''s historic area was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Alexandra Gardens are located on the south bank of the Yarra River, opposite Federation Square and the Melbourne Central Business District, in Victoria, Australia. The Gardens are bounded by the Yarra River to the north, Princes and Swan street bridges, with Queen Victoria Gardens and Kings Domain across Alexandra Avenue to the south. The gardens are part of the Domain parklands which stretch to the Royal Botanic Gardens and were first laid out in 1901, under the direction of Carlo Catani, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department. They are listed on the Victorian Heritage Register due to their historical and archaeological significance. From the time of European settlement of Melbourne in 1835, the area of the gardens were used for timber cutting, cattle grazing and as a brickmakers field.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yarra Track is the former name of the gold fields road from Healesville to the Woods Point Goldfields in Victoria, Australia. the track was cut in the 1870s as a more direct route across the Great Dividing Range through dense forested, mountainous country. Clement Wilks, an engineer with the Victorian Department of Roads and Bridges, was a member of the Yarra Track Committee responsible for building this coach and dray road, designing a number or small bridges and culverts including the Wilks Creek Bridge, on the Marysville Road. (Listed on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register: B6439 and on the Register of the National Estate: Place 102643) and the Big Culvert (Listed on the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) Register: B5804 and on the Register of the National Estate: Place 5720).
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Broadway Historic District is located along that street in Saratoga Springs, New York, United States. It has a twofold character. The southern section is the commercial core of the city, with many of its important public and private buildings, most intact from the its peak days as a resort town in that era. North Broadway is a residential neighborhood with many large Victorian houses built by frequent visitors to the town and its spas and racetrack. In 1979 it was recognized as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Since then its boundaries have twice been increased to include some adjacent areas after new information became available about the buildings in them, one of which is a church by Richard Upjohn. Another contributing property, the post office, was later listed on the Register in its own right.
Rodney Davis Three-Decker is a historic triple decker house at 62 Catharine Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. It was built in 1894 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. Worcester was considered its own region for centuries, however, with the encroachment of Boston's suburbs, it now marks the western periphery of the Boston-Worcester-Manchester (MA-RI-NH) U.S. Census Combined Statistical Area (CSA) (Greater Boston). The city features many fine examples of Victorian-era mill architecture.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Walpole Park is a municipal urban public open space run by Ealing Borough Council, and its main entrance is situated in Mattock Lane, Ealing, West London.In 1987-10-01 it was registered by English Heritage on the Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England. It is some 28 acres (110,000 m2) in size. Within its boundaries are the Pitzhanger Manor museum & art gallery and Perceval Lodge. These buildings and part of the boundary wall are also statutory protected structures of Grade I and Grade II respectively.There is also a late Victorian ornimental lake boadering the House's rear lawn and further west a pond which has a pair of fountains, both of which attract water fowl.