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Delaware History at Your (Dover) Library

Written on: August 31st, 2010 by: in Blog Posts

Until I read this story quite recently I had no idea that our very own Dover Public Library may be the final resting place of Patty Cannon- the notorious kidnapper and serial killer, who died in a Georgetown prison in 1829 after a murderous career of kidnapping formerly enslaved people and selling them in nearby slave states.
You can read more about Cannon’s deeds in her biography The Monster’s Handsome Face, or in a number of other books on the subject.