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The taverns of colonial New England were gathering places for Revolutionary Patriots, nerve centers for spreading vital news and sanctuaries for outlawed organizations. Perhaps inevitably, certain pubs bore witness to ghastly deeds and sorrowful tragedies. Some of them became tinged with the aura of the supernatural. Through firsthand interviews with dozens of pub owners and employees, author Roxie J. Zwicker has discovered tales of hauntings in which bartenders have their drinks mysteriously upended, waitresses find dining room objects scattered about bizarrely and other staff and patrons catch sudden glimpses of ghostly figures. Read Haunted Pubs of New England to uncover the spine-tingling lore lurking within New England's oldest taverns.
Roxie J. Zwicker grew up in western Massachusetts and has always been intrigued by local history and ghost stories. One of the first stories she collected was about the haunted Victorian house beside her grammar school. Traveling down back roads and learning about the unique character and characters of New England is one of her favorite things to do. She is the owner of New England Curiosities, a tour and event company located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She started doing ghost tours in Carver, Massachusetts, in 1993 and has been doing tours along the seacoast since 2002. Roxie has been featured in national magazines and newspapers, from Better Homes and Gardens to USA Today. She has also filmed with New England Cable News, the Travel Channel and the History Channel. Besides Haunted York County, she has also written Haunted Cemeteries of New England, Haunted Portsmouth, Haunted Pubs of New England and Haunted Portland.