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Lizzie Borden Took an Axe

& gave her mother forty whacks, when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one
 Running on Dunkin' while in America

I began my second day in Boston, quite naturally with a Dunkin’ Donuts’ Boston cream.  We then promptly made our way to Fall River, Massachusetts, the setting of the setting of the 1892 morbid murders of Mr. & Mrs. Borden.  The Borden house still stands today, as it did then.  Now, as a museum and Bed & Breakfast.  I did consider spending a night in the house, however for our dates the only rooms left required sharing a bathroom.  The tour is great, very informative without being biased in any one direction.

In 1892 Lizzie Borden was tried and acquitted of the murders of her stepmother & father.  Her story is quite interesting and no one was ever actually found guilty of the murders.  Some still believe Lizzie got away with murder.  I highly recommend the tour if you’re in Massachusetts!
 Photograph of Lizzie's father's corpse
 Top: images of the skulls, below: replications
 The couch where Lizzie's father was murdered
 Lizzie through the years 
 The view under the bed while coming up the stairs of Lizzie's stepmother's body
 Where Lizzie's stepmother was killed
 Lizzie's book, which she monogrammed 
The maid's quarters
 The maid's staircase

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