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In Years Past

December 22, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, John Barrett, a farmer, was murdered and his daughter, Helen Barrett, was knocked unconscious, bound and gagged in their home, near Spraker's station on the New York Central, six miles east of Fort Plain the previous night. Their assailants escaped and so far eluded searchers who had worked all day with bloodhounds. John Barrett was known to keep some money hidden in the house and this was believed to have been the motive for the crime. This money, some $200 in all, he had hidden so carefully that the burglars did not find it.

 
 
 

 

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