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Bad Luck & Poor Choices Tour of Frenchtown offered


The Bad Luck & Poor Choices Tour of Frenchtown, N.J., at 2 p.m. Saturday, includes true stories squeezed from the Frenchtown archives, including the banker who outsmarted himself (1926); the truck that hit a hotel and spilled a drink (1984); why Aaron Burr never slept here (1806); a bank robbery foiled by a woman’s screams (1873); gun play in the drug store (1939); Tippoo the killer elephant (1869); why the A&P opened a day late (1922); the deadly boiler explosion and George Hummer’s narrow escape (1879); lunch-break electrocution (1888); and a little tale of small-town benevolence (circa 1915).

If you’re interested or have questions, send an email to and he’ll tell you where to meet up. The tour takes about 90 minutes. It costs $15, but it’s free for anyone 18 or younger. Dogs don’t want to come on this tour. Be sure to send that email so Epstein will know to show up.

Future Tours include: Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. – Lower Cemetery Tour; Saturday, June 10, 2 p.m. – Downtown Tour; Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. – Upper Cemetery Tour; Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. – Downtown Tour; Saturday, July 8, 10 a.m. – Uptown Tour; Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m. – Bad Luck & Poor Choices Tour; Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. – Downtown Tour.

More tours will be scheduled on into October.

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