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Six Capsules: The Gilded Age Murder of Helen Potts

Author: George R. Dekle, Sr.
Publisher: Kent State University Press
Release Date: May 2019





In 1889 in Ocean Grove, New Jersey - then known as the "Queen of Religious Resorts" - Carlyle Harris first laid eyes on Helen Potts, daughter of a wealthy railroad contractor and mine owner. The attraction was mutual and immediate and the two began dating. Far too quickly, they were secretly married under false names. On February 1, 1890, a doctor by the name of Fowler closed Helen's eyes, arranged her hair and pronounced her dead … Read full review here.


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Excerpted from George R. Dekle Sr., Six Capsules: The Gilded Age Murder of Helen Potts. Copyright ©2019 by The Kent State University Press. Used by permission.


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