Saturday, September 1, 2012

Lucretia's Spring

McCook Point Park, Niantic, CT

Not far from the Nehantic Burying Grounds there is this marker, commemorating Lucretia's Spring.  According to the marker the spring is named after an Nehantic Indian maiden who waited at this spring/well for the return of her husband from a fishing trip on Long Island Sound.  He never returned. One local businessman traces his Nehantic ancestry through a Lucretia Bogue, who many have claimed was Indian or part Indian.  She was born in 1863 and died in 1952.  I'm not sure if this is Lucretia Bogue's spring or not.

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