New Book on Fall River History: America’s Voices: An Oral History of Fall River, Massachusetts from 1900 to 1950

New Book on Fall River History: America’s Voices: An Oral History of Fall River, Massachusetts from 1900 to 1950

You can preorder through the Fall River Historical Society (see the details on the advert below) or order them directly through PearTree Press at this link. $22.00 There is a little bit of Lizzie Borden in this book as well, from those whose families encountered or met her or were related to her contemporaries! The list…

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A Peek Inside Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft

A Peek Inside Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft

Finally, we who have never been invited into Maplecroft now get a little peek into the interior. The Fall River Herald News has a lovely article on a tour that Deb Allard took just yesterday. There are a few photos of the interior as well. The first two photos are by Dave Souza of the…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft has been SOLD!

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft has been SOLD!

  Yes, it is finally official. Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft has been sold. Robert Dube sold the house for $500,000 to Kristee Bates of Houston, Texas. A story on the sale is here, and will be updated as information becomes available. Welcome to the neighborhood, Miss Bates! The newspaper promises a photo gallery of the inside…

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Literary Hatchet Downloads Working Again

Literary Hatchet Downloads Working Again

October 22, 2014 | Lizzie Web Images | No Comments

It appears a glitch in redirects was the problem, but all links have been tested and are working again. You can download all nine issues of The Literary Hatchet for FREE once again. Sorry for the problems and thank you to those who let me know that the issue was occurring. Click on this link…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft For Sale Again

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft For Sale Again

It appears that the rich person from the south who came all the way up here to look at the house, hire a private home inspector, and “think about it”, has decided not to purchase Maplecroft after all. Her car was in the driveway this morning, and then when she left, Mr. Dube put out…

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The End of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies

The End of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden and Victorian Studies

We wanted to let you know that we are ceasing publication of The Hatchet: A Journal of Lizzie Borden & Victorian Studies. This decision comes after a great deal of deliberation. We started our little magazine in 2004, with six issues a year, and have published a grand total of 30! Quite an accomplishment, we think. We…

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Fall River History Club Call for Presenters

Fall River History Club Call for Presenters

September 28, 2014 | Fall River News, Off Topic, On the Web | No Comments

The Fall River History Club, founded in 2007 by Al Lima and Stefani Koorey, is seeking presenters on topics related to the history of Fall River, Massachusetts, or the surrounding communities. Talks can be on almost any subject related to this area. Some of the talks we have had in the past include: Fall River’s…

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Ghost Adventures, Psychic Mediums, and the Lizzie Borden B&B

Ghost Adventures, Psychic Mediums, and the Lizzie Borden B&B

Ghost Adventures used to be a pretty good show. They have a hunky lead in Zak Bagans, a very funny when scared Aaron Goodwin, and the reasonable Nick Groff. The set up of this show is that they investigate supposed haunted locations by locking themselves into the place for an overnight stay. Just the three…

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The Literary Hatchet is Accepting Submissions

The Literary Hatchet is Accepting Submissions

Thank you for your continued support of The Literary Hatchet, either as an author or one who has downloaded a free issue through the years! WE ARE AGAIN ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE LITERARY HATCHET! Publication Schedule for 2014: April 15, August 15, December 15. Submission Deadlines: March 1, July 1, November…

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Lizzie Borden B&B on Ghost Adventures Saturday Night, 9/27/14

Lizzie Borden B&B on Ghost Adventures Saturday Night, 9/27/14

Just found out from my friend Eleanor Thibault that she and Lee-Ann Wilber and Liz Nowicki (a psychic medium who says she was assaulted by a ghost at the house) will appear on an episode of Ghost Adventures Aftershocks, airing Saturday night, September 27, 2014, on the Travel Channel at 9 pm. I am not…

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Download A Free Copy of the Literary Hatchet Today!

Download A Free Copy of the Literary Hatchet Today!

The Literary Hatchet publishes contemporary short fiction, poetry, prose, humor, photography, artwork, interviews, and reviews by established and emerging writers and artists from around the world. Subjects range from mystery, murder, macabre, horror, monsters, ghosts, and things that go bump in the night. You can download (for FREE) all 9 issues! Just visit the website…

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Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Sold?

Lizzie Borden’s Maplecroft Sold?

Notice something missing?     The FOR SALE sign is no longer in front of the house. A birdie told me that a prospective buyer from a certain part of the country came to Fall River on the 12th of September to look at the house and now the sign is gone. The person was…

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Lizzie Borden Novel: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

Lizzie Borden Novel: Maplecroft by Cherie Priest

So far, so good. Lizzie Borden is a monster killer, protecting sister Emma from strange beasts with her iron hatchet. I am enjoying the story and author Cherie Priest’s take on the tale of Lizzie Borden, taking her to great heights of “nightmare and madness.” Of particular interest to me, besides the use of Lizzie…

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Lizzie Borden’s Church Getting Makeover

Lizzie Borden’s Church Getting Makeover

September 11, 2014 | Borden Buzz, Fall River News | No Comments

The Central Congregational Church, previous home of the International Culinary Institute and the Abbey Grille, has been purchased and the new owner is hard at work effecting repairs, both inside and out. These images were taken on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, and show the transformation in process. While the tower is still wrapped in the…

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Lizzie Borden Case: Policeman Dennis Desmond

Lizzie Borden Case: Policeman Dennis Desmond

Dennis Desmond was a Fall River police officer for many years and was one of the men who conducted police interviews shortly after the murders of Andrew and Abby Borden. A bit of background on Mr. Desmond appears in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts VS. Lizzie A. Borden; The Knowlton Papers, 1892-1893. Eds. Michael Martins and…

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