Witches, Alcohol and More

This 1909 photograph from “Wicked Litchfield County” shows a roadside stand selling alcohol in Salisbury. Photo from the F.H. DeMars Collection

As Peter Vermilyea tells us, his latest book, “Wicked Litchfield County,” reveals the darker side of human nature. These stories are about a number of inglorious, or sometimes just eccentric, characters who once troubled the landscape of this generally amiable corner of Connecticut.

Which, of course, makes for good reading.

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