Monday, August 13, 2007

We Go To Jail (finally)

This is from the bottom of the stairway leading down to the dungeon. This is as far as we wanted to go. It was quite dark, drippy and slippery. Shirley and Bob wouldn't even go this far.

On the way to Shirley's I noticed a sign that said Historic Newgate Prison, so I asked them about it when we arrived. Apparently, although they have lived in the prison town for 42 years, they have never darkened its door. I thought it deserved a visit. It turned out to be quite interesting and although none of us ventured down into the dungeons below ground, we walked around the upper parts and learned that it was a Revolutionary War prison and copper mine. On to Maine.

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