Visit the darker side of Keene… Since the settlement in 1733, many strange events have transpired in the seemingly quiet City of Keene. Join us as we explore a few of the more bizarre anecdotes from its history, including the persecuted Tory who hid in a cave; the man who was found dead by chloroform in the middle of a busy street; a tragedy at a bowling alley that ended in violence and suicide; and a young man who discovered he could tame lions at his whim. All this lies within, along with many more tales that make up the tapestry of this ancient city.
Eric Stanway is a writer, artist and musician with over three decades of experience. His previous books include The Old Rindge House and Madame Sherri. He lives in Fitzwilliam NH with his significant other, three cats, and an extended family. He is a past board member of the Fitzwilliam Historical Society.