Well…not quite daily recently…

Photo #1336 – 07.12.12

Just Another Day at the Gallows…

I’d say it’s not every day you get to see a hanging, but that’s just what we witnessed this past weekend.  Heather and I were at the Kutztown Folk Festival in Pennsylvania and stopped by the Gallows to see their mock hanging of someone named Susanna Cox.  Back in 1809, Susanna was accused and found guilty of infanticide in Reading, PA.  She was promptly hung, although it was apparently so horrific that she was the last woman publicly executed in the county.

At least this mock hanging wasn’t too horrific when the executioner pulled the rope…

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