Boston Corners & the Oblong | NorthEast-Millerton Library | Lectures & Talks | Chronogram Magazine
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Boston Corners & the Oblong

When: Sat., Sept. 14, 5-7 p.m. 2019
An illustrated presentation by RJHS board member Jon Strom. RJHS board member Jon Strom reprises his highly acclaimed presentation unearthing the surprising stories of two amazing places; Boston Corner and The Oblong. As part of this hidden history, you’ll learn why the triangular piece of land, originally called Boston Corner, became a “city of refuge” for criminals fleeing the reach of the law, and how a long narrow tract of land known as The Oblong, abolished slavery nearly 100 years before the Emancipation Proclamation. Join us to lean how seemingly unrelated topics like maps, mountains, a high stakes prizefight and an Act of Congress all coalesced to literally shape the history and geography of these two areas.


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