Frances Glessner Lee (1878 to 1962) and The Nutshell Studies

Frances Glessner Lee (1878 to 1962) and The Nutshell Studies

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Bethlehem’s Frances Glessner Lee-(1878-1962), A Pioneer of Modern Criminology “Convict the guilty, clear the innocent, and find the truth in a nutshell.” It was back in the 1880’s that murder and medicine first came to thrill...
CCC Camp #2118 at Pierce Bridge

CCC Camp #2118 at Pierce Bridge

History of the CCC Camp, Pierce Bridge, 153rd Company Organization of the 133rd Company, Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC), took place at Fort Williams, Maine, May 3, 1933, under the command of C.O. Ashton, 5th Infantry. On May 19, 1933 the company was moved by rail to...
Tea Houses

Tea Houses

Tea House Houses in Bethlehem The latest word in Tea Rooms as of July 24th, 1920 is found in the Virginia Tea House which just opened east of town near Bethlehem Junction by way of Twin Mountain. The building is Colonial in style, with a broad veranda running around...
Boston Post Cane Tradition

Boston Post Cane Tradition

Origins of the Boston Post Cane Tradition On August 2, 1909, under the savvy ownership of Mr. Edwin A. Grozier, the Boston Post engaged in its most famous publicity stunt. The newspaper forwarded to the Board of Selectmen in 700 towns* (no cities included, although...
Hattie Whitcomb’s Reflections of Life in Bethlehem

Hattie Whitcomb’s Reflections of Life in Bethlehem

Childhood Memories by Hattie Whitcomb Taylor Although I was born way back in 1898, my childhood memories are very clear and dear to me. I was the seventh child of five girls and two boys. My oldest sister was married and had her own family before I came along. She...
Early Recreations

Early Recreations

RECREATIONS A hotel by the name of “Bellevue House” was built in 1875 on the site of the present Country Club House. This hotel was opened by Mr. David Phillips and burned in 1900. The new Club House was built on this site in 1912. Up until this time, the...
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