Who was the terror of Coffeen Street?

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One hundred twenty five years ago, Watertown and the surrounding communities in Northern New York were terrorized by what would be called "the lunatic" of Coffeen Street.

This mysterious stranger attacked passersby with rocks, and as residents searched for him in vain with dogs and guns, the man's aim was improving.

Kelly and Christina talk about this spooky part of our local history and why he was such a terrifying figure.

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Episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Sound effects are from klankbeeld and inchadney.

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