Re: New Book

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Posted by Doc M on January 18, 2000 at 12:28:24:

In Reply to: Re: New Book posted by Pilgrim Penny on January 18, 2000 at 11:50:59:

: Doc M:

: I am stoked to hear about this new book! A few years back on The History Channel (I believe), I taped the most interesting program on the archeolgy at Fort William Henry. They showed the skeletons you mentioned and it really gave a sense of what trauma people suffered back then. My fave part of the show though was when they did some excavation of Lake George and found old cannon balls and other remains of the warfare encountered there. I can't wait to get this book and add it to my collection! Thanks for the great info!--PP

Even better, PP -- it's a trade paperback and available
from for $16.95 I think. One last thing about
Ft. William Henry which my senile old mind just remembered --
a good friend of mine had a relative -- named Nathaniel,
of all things -- who barely escaped with his scalp from
the massacre. He ended up running nekkid as a jaybird
through the woods -- probably the same "12 miles cross
country" that Hawkeye mentioned -- until he reached
another fort. Later on he became extremely wealthy and
and owned a large area of land just outside of Boston --
which nowadays is part of Boston, near Brighton I think.

PP and Goody Sandy -- have either one of you visited
the memorial for the 19 innocent people hanged as
witches in Salem? NOT the tacky Witch Museum -- this
is a lovely little garden with stone benches, each
bearing the name of one of the accused. I'm told
during the solstices people leave flowers and burn
candles on the benches, which I think is neat.

Doc M

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