Wicked Ridgefield, Connecticut by Jack Sanders

By Jack Sanders

Ridgefield is not any stranger to life�s shadier characters. The background of this idyllic neighborhood comprises crafty crooks, suburban embezzlers, bungling burglars and wandering scallywags. In 1894, a gaggle of financial institution robbers actually blew it in a heist on the Saving Bank�the explosion attracted witnesses to determine the crowd fail to notice a grand haul of 50 cash. part a decade later, in 1940, a skeleton whose origins nonetheless befuddle specialists was once unearthed in a tree nursery. This examine the darker facet of Ridgefield�s prior contains unhappy and tragic moments to boot, akin to newlyweds imprisoned within the Tombs, the Satanists of the �70s and a hermit murdered for romance. neighborhood editor Jack Sanders tells interesting stories of 2 centuries of Ridgefield criminals, n�er-do-wells or even wayward do-gooders during this entertaining�and sometimes humorous�glimpse into many of the town�s wickedest moments.

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