Charles T. Robinson


Vampire Mercy Brown | When Rhode Island Was “The Vampire Capital of America”

In 1892, the “oddly well preserved” exhumed body of Mercy Brown led many to believe she was a vampire responsible for the death of her family in Exeter, Rhode Island.

Yankee Magazine

Annie Smith Peck | New England’s Gifts

Feisty Annie Smith Peck conquered the world’s highest peaks —and horrified her Rhode Island relatives in the process. Born into a traditional New England family in 1850—her father was a lawyer and businessman, her mother a direct descendant of Roger Williams—she mortified her parents when she vowed she would develop the strength and stamina to […]