On April 25th I wrote a blog (scroll down) trumpeting a terrific newspaper article on the history of Gardner’s Neck Road. I mentioned it was the first time I seen it in print that the above farm house had been built by Peleg Gardner and his sons.
Well, sometimes you get a sweet nudge from someone you met and with whom you shared your interest in Lizzie Borden. Thanks to “Vicki”, who refreshed my memory, I can show the source of where I did, in fact, read about the sons of Peleg Gardner building the “Borden farmhouse” on Gardner’s Neck Road in Swansea, MA.
Thank you, Vicki!
Click on the email for a larger view.
I should mention my newspaper collection on the Borden case is vast – I have photo copies of the newspapers which are kept in ten 4-inch wide 3-ring binders and indexted by date and headline. They begin with 1845 (Fall River Monitor) and continue to present time as I am constantly adding to it. Vicky caused me to look back into my presentation package for that lecture and check the “Headline” index – and I was able to quickly find it.
The article was written by Barbara Ashton, long time Swansea historian, who, sadly, died in the late 1990’s. She appeared in a number of Lizzie Borden documentaries. It is a terrific article full of interesting information that any Borden scholar would relish and appreciate. Again, click to increase size.