Download PDF by Casey Sherman: Bad Blood. Freedom and Death in the White Mountains

By Casey Sherman

ISBN-10: 1584658835

ISBN-13: 9781584658832

The precise tale of a dangerous feud in New England's north state.

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The police suv came in right after him. Liko gazed into the rearview mirror as the officer stepped out of the vehicle. It was him. It had always been him. Franconia Police Corporal Norman Bruce McKay, “Bruce” to his friends, had recognized the Toyota Celica right away as it sped past him on Route 116. McKay was fair-haired, clean-cut and had a reputation of being no-nonsense. “A real hard ass,” some townspeople would say. He knew that Liko Kenney was behind the wheel and he knew that Liko's registration had expired.

The tiny kitchen opens to an equally small and sparse living area. There is no soft couch on which to sit or any other creature comforts for that matter. There's only a plain wooden table and two chairs, one of which he offers me. The cabin is quite warm on this late winter day and the smell of the woodburning stove invades the nostrils the moment you enter. Bill Kenney calls himself a “gentleman farmer,” but he's the closest thing to Jeremiah Johnson that I've ever seen. He's a mountain man, to be sure, but he's a pioneer of choice and not necessity.

Like her neighbor Bill Kenney, who had been connected with the land around the Tamarack Tennis Camp for three generations, Sue Thompson's ties to the area went back even further. Her great-great-grandparents had purchased the Kinsman Lodge back in 1906 for eight hundred dollars, which included more than three hundred acres and the house next door where Sue later grew up. The inn itself had been built sometime in the 1860s and its name had changed often over the next hundred and forty years. Currently, it is called the Kinsman Lodge, named for Kinsman Mountain, which can be seen from the back door and tops 4,358 feet at its south peak.

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