Exeter: Historically Speaking

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In March 1841, as townspeople flocked to the Exeter Courthouse to view a state-of-the-art diorama of the Conflagration of Moscow, the courthouse itself went up in flames. What was dubbed the Conflagration of the Courthouse is just one of the intriguing events revisited by historian Barbara Rimkunas in this collection. Exeter was also home to a score of eccentric personalities including Dick the fire horse, whose obituary in the town paper ran longer than that of the fire chief, and the mysterious Dr. Windship, a surgeon in the American Revolution who later earned the epithet of thief, fraudster and attempted bigamist. From scandals and Scotsmen to revolutionaries and river rats, Exeter: Historically Speaking reveals the many different threads with which Exeter's vibrant historical tapestry is woven.
ISBN: 9781596294868
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Hampshire
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 50
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Barbara Rimkunas has been the curator at the Exeter Historical Society since 2000. She is the author of "Exeter: Historically Speaking." She writes a bi-weekly column, "Historically Speaking, " for the Exeter News-Letter. She began her history career as a student field researcher for the University of Maine archaeology department. She has been a member of the Girl Scouts of the USA since 1970 and is a troop leader in Exeter. She is an avid reader, knitter and bicyclist.
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