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Learning about the Lighthouse

Sheryl Robinson Photo by Megan Stevens

BARKHAMSTED — Historian Sheryl Robinson gave a lecture at the Barkhamsted Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 1, about the legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse.

Robinson spoke about her many years of research on Native Americans. Her husband is a Chagum descendant.

Much of the legend of the Barkhamsted Lighthouse is based on facts, as Molly Barber willingly married James Chagum, a full-blooded Native American, something that was considered a criminal act in 1740.

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