Yes, we have another installment of Murder on the Common. Every Tuesday we bring you the latest from your favorite immortal, Henry Sinclair, and his reincarnated third-generation Viking ragtag crew. This week it is Thanksgiving and we have Native Americans throwing gourds at us white folk, tales of werewolves, and vampires attacking in Boston. It is another thrill-seeking installment this week. So come back every week and see if Henry can solve the murder of Captain White. The most infamous murder of the 19th century that influenced the game Clue and Edgar Allan Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart.
This week I traveled to Double Trouble in Berkley, NJ deep in the Pines. This was the home to a lumber and cranberry operation. The town was named for the fact that muskrats breached a local dam twice in one week.
The Double Trouble Historic Village was originally a cranberry farm and packing plant. The Double Trouble Company was formed by Edward Crabbe in 1909 to sell timber, millwork products, and cranberries. Many sawmills have been in the town since the mid-18th century. The village consists of cranberry bogs and fourteen restored historic structures dating from the late 19th century through the early 20th century including a general store, a schoolhouse, and houses. The sawmill was restored in 1995, and the cranberry sorting and packing house were completed in 1996.