May 262017
 

Lizzie Borden took an axe  and gave her mother forty whacks; when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one. We all remember that little poem, and many of us think we know the macabre story behind it. But do we? On August 4, 1892, Andrew Borden and his wife Abby were hacked […]

Jun 022015
 

We love exploring America’s back roads and small towns and finding overlooked gems that the tourist brochures never cover. In a series of weekly blog posts we will be sharing some of America’s lesser-known small town museums, historic sites, and oddball attractions, on a state-by-state basis. We don’t have room to cover each and every […]

Jul 262012
 

Although she was tried and acquitted for the crimes, most people believe that Lizzie Borden killed her father and stepmother with an ax at their home in Fall River, Massachusetts, in 1892. You all remember the song we learned as kids, “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw […]