Monthly Archives: October 2014

Halloween Blog Part 4 – An Italian Murder?

Well, that’s some serious detective work right there. The Coroner and the Chief of Police were of the opinion that this man was murdered, before his head, arm, and foot were chopped off and his remains tied with telegraph wire … Continue reading

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Halloween Blog Part 3 – Wisteria Cottage

The Daily Argus, Mount Vernon, NY. January 9, 1935. (Image source: “Finding bodies is old tale to Greenburgh cops.” Maybe so, but I imagine that the story of Grace Budd and Irvington’s Wisteria Cottage must have been one of … Continue reading

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Halloween Blog Part 2 – The Dam Fool

Haverstraw had its brickyards, Peekskill its stove works, south of Catskill were the Portland cement works – so many places along the Hudson were known for one particular industry. Though other trades – brick-making, textile manufacturing, and machine production – … Continue reading

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Halloween Blog Part 1 – The House of Weird Noises

In June 1923, the Chelsea Presbyterian Church organized a summer camp at Rockland Lake, a resort town in the summer and a place of commercial ice harvesting in the winter. Two families who arrived first set up camp near an … Continue reading

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