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Thread #100659   Message #3380915
Posted By: Joe_F
24-Jul-12 - 02:09 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Boston Burglar
Subject: RE: Origins: Boston Burglar
As to the geography, note that one of the versions calls the train "eastern" rather than "eastbound". However, either reading makes it unlikely that the trial took place in Boston; Charlestown at present is part of Boston, and at the time would have been just to the north of it, so that a train would not have been required.

There was indeed a prison in Charlestown -- the one at which Sacco & Vanzetti were executed. Its site is now occupied by Bunker Hill Community College.