Michelle Ann Kratts

The Skeleton of a Soldier

In Lewiston, Lewiston Interviews, Lewiston Public Library on July 21, 2014 at 8:36 pm

On June 2, 1976, George Vanderhoek conducted a most fascinating interview with Mrs. Gilbert Farr (Gladys Alice Perrigo Farr). The descendant of an old Lewiston family, Mrs. Farr had many stories to tell including detailed descriptions of life in old Lewiston. Her grandparents were former residents of the Kelsey Tavern (also known as the Lafayette House) on Center Street. Her interview includes an eerie legend concerning the rattling bones of an old soldier…whose skeleton and buttons may still remain in the cellar of that building. She also mentions Lafayette’s visit to Lewiston back in June of 1825. Perhaps someone today knows where his medicine basket is located?

Interview with Mrs. Gilbert Farr

 

Life mask, Marquis de Lafayette Courtesy Cornell University

Life mask, Marquis de Lafayette
Courtesy Cornell University

Marquis de LaFayette

Marquis de LaFayette

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