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The Hontvet House on Smuttynose Island

Hontvet House

The Hontvet House on Smuttynose Island (previously the Johnson House or the "red house") where the murder of Anethe and Karen Christensen took place on March 6, 1873. Maren escaped from the bottom floor window on the right. Louis Wagner lived for a time in the workshop area on the left half of the house. The house burned in 1885.

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