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Law and Crime in Barnstable Village Walking Tour with Gregory Williams

August 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am 11:00 am

Stories of murder, suicide and more in a picturesque half-mile walk. . . from Barnstable’s second courthouse—the (“Olde Colonial Courthouse”)—with talk about one unusual 1770s crime addressed there. . . past the Crocker Tavern, spurring talk about Revolutionary-era Village outrages. . .the suicide “curse” of the Sturgis family. . . Superior Court, with its numerous noted hearings and trials, involving such as Mary Dunn (and Lemuel Shaw, the most influential state-court judge of the 19 th century), and serial killers “Jolly”Jane Toppan and Antone Costa. . . the little-known murder
of a popular Village shopkeeper in the 1920s. . . . and on to the 17 th -century jail, which once—maybe—housed Goody Hallett, the Witch of Wellfleet. . .

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