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Podcast 49 – Hartford: New England’s First Witch Execution


New England’s First Witch Execution

In Episode 49 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the site of America’s first witch trial and execution in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. Then they travel north of Hartford to Windsor to speak with author Beth Caruso about Alse Young, the first victim. We’ll learn Young wasn’t alone, and this was decades before the 1692 Salem trials. Did Connecticut cover-up their own witch trials?

LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION ON THIS EPISODE:
Connecticut Witch Memorial: Facebook Page
Guest: Beth Caruso
New England Legends television series Episode 6: Witchcraft

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Produced and hosted by: Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger
Edited by: Ray Auger
Theme Music by: John Judd

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Alse Young - Hanged in Hartford, Connecticut May 26, 1647

Alse Young – Hanged in Hartford, Connecticut May 26, 1647

Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut - site of Alse Young's hanging. Photo by Jeff Belanger

Old State House in Hartford, Connecticut – site of Alse Young’s hanging. Photo by Jeff Belanger

The Town of Windsor’s February 2017 Proclamation clearing the names of Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert.

The Town of Windsor’s February 2017 Proclamation clearing the names of Alse Young and Lydia Gilbert.

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