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Title: The Meetinghouse Tragedy: an episode in the life of a New England town.
Description: Hanover, NH, Univ of NH, (1998). 1st ptg. VG lg sz PB. In 1773 people in Wilton NH gathered to raise the frame of a brand new meetinghouse but a huge center roof beam gave way. dropping 53 workers three stories to the ground & collapsing tons of trussowrk, planks, joists & metal tools on them. 5 died, 48 were injured. The only record of the catastrophe was an heirloom copy of an anonymouse ballad memorializing it.


Price: US$ 10.00 Seller: Crabtree's Collection Old Books
- Book number: BOOKS029548I

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