Saturday, July 2, 2011

Massachusetts Moments

The story of Bathsheba Ruggles Spooner, an adultress,  as the first woman  to be exececuted in the U.S. is today's  (July 2, 2011) "Massachusetts Moment" story. If you have a Ruggles or a Spooner ancestor you may be interested in her story.  Massachusetts Moments are wonderful historical tidbits--stories and histories of events from the past in Massachusetts. The stories are fascinating and just long enough to give some depth to the topic. They range from stories about the persecution of women who were thought to be witches to the testing of jet engines in Lynn. I subscribe to the free email of these stories and recommend Massachusetts Moments, a project of "Mass Humanities" to anyone interested in the history of Massachusetts.
The address for the email subscription is

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