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Something You Might Not Have Known: The Ezekiel Harris House



The three-story gray clapboard structure that sits prominently in the Harrisburg area across from the Kroc Center has a remarkable history filled with colorful tales, some true and others imagined. One thing they all have in common is murder.

The landscape around the Federal-style home on Broad...

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  1. This makes me want to visit again. It was the Mackey House when I visited a a child. My father, Heard Robertson, and Ed Cashin collaborated in figuring out it was not the trading post. Purportedly, the river could be seen from the porch of the trading post. I remember going up to the 2nd story porch of the Harris house with him to look for the river. The canal and the factories would not have been built yet. The river was not in view.

  2. History is a wonderful thing. I also visited the Mackey house as a kid, but did not recall the connection to Hammond. Also enjoyed the connection of the dots to Hammond’s Ferry and where the name for the road and neighborhood came from. I bet 99.9% of the people living in it have no clue who he was. You truly can learn something new every day. I’m also going to break out my copy of Cashin’s History of Augusta and reread it.

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