The Legend of Devil Hill

When a mere lad, now more than fifty years ago, I heard one of the then oldest residents of Peacham explain the origin of the name of that “bad eminence” known as Devil hill. The story may have been familiar to the old residents of the town a half century ago; but that generation has passed away and it is doubtful if there is a single inhabitant of Peacham now living with the possible exception of Leonard Johnson who remembers it or who can give any clue to the origin of the suggestive name of the old town’s famous hill. […]

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