Now known as a beautiful tranquil range that stretches across southern Hunterdon County, the Sourland Mountains has a sordid past. Up until recent times the Sourlands were not only inhospitable, but downright dangerous to wander through. They did not get the nickname “the hills of missing men” or “the Bermuda Triangle of Central Jersey” for nothing.
East Amwell Historian Jim Davidson knows where all the bodies are buried and will share fascinating tales of missing men, bootlegging and murder. Jim will describe the ax murders of Richard Wyckoff and his housekeeper, the infamous Put’s Tavern,and tell tales of interesting and strange events associated with the kidnapping of Charles Lindbergh’s baby. Why did Charles Sutphin warn Lindbergh not to build his home in those mountains? Well, come find out!
This is a free presentation to be held during Hunterdon Land Trust’s Sept. 16 Farmers’ Market. The presentation starts at 10 a.m. in the Dvoor Farm wagon house.