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Russell-Colbath House

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Built in 1832, it is said that one day in 1891, Mr. Colbath went out, telling his wife that he would return soon. His wife hung a lantern outside each night to help him find his way, and 39 years later, he did return, only his wife died three years earlier. The 19th-century farmhouse with period furnishings is open to visitors and features an on-site historic interpreter and programs to teach about the life of a homesteader and the history of the Passaconaway Valley. Beside the house, is an old cemetery with tombstones dating back to the Civil War. Learn more about the forest, railroad and Swift River on the short, accessible half-mile Rail N’ River Trail.


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