Windham Life and Times – July 29, 2016

100 YEARS AGO IN WINDHAM

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“WINDHAM, MAY 24, 1916: The talk of the town for some days has been the bold robbery by light-fingered gentry on Saturday afternoon at the store of Frank H. Nichols at Canobie Lake station. As we hear the story, three automobiles filled with gypsies—men, women and children—stopped at the store and while the men were being supplied with gasoline by Mr. Nichols they abstracted $200 from a purse in his pocket, leaving some checks untouched. The loss was discovered after the departure of the gang, and they were followed and with officers from Lawrence overtaken and arrested at Andover. The gypsies paid over the stolen money and costs, and were allowed to depart.”

 

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