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Hell’s Acres: Bare Knuckle Boxing in the Taconic Mountains

Categories: Event, History, NYS History, People

On this episode, our co-hosts tell the forgotten story of Boston Corners, which once belonged to Massachusetts, but was ceded to New York State by an act of Congress in 1855. The area, now part of the Town of Ancram, was remote in the mid-19th century and hard to access from Massachusetts. As a result, it became a haven for illegal activity, including an illegal boxing match in 1853.