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      Ellis H. Parker: Sherlock Holmes of America in Moorestown

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      January 16, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      111 West 2nd Street
      Moorestown, New Jersey 08057

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      Ellis H. Parker: Sherlock Holmes of America

      In early 1906, Florence Allison of Moorestown was murdered at a home she created for homeless children. To identify the killers and bring them to justice, the county relied upon Ellis H. Parker, Burlington County’s first Chief of Detectives. Parker was known across the country as the “Sherlock Holmes of America” and he resolved the Allison case as well as approximately 300 other major crimes from local New Jersey murders to cases that perplexed Scotland Yard. Then, Parker took on the “crime of the century” — the Lindbergh baby kidnapping — and his life was changed forever.

      Marisa Bozarth, museum curator for Burlington County, takes us through the life and times of a man who, for most of the early 20th century, was not only Burlington County’s #1 detective but also a sleuth respected around the world.

      Registration is requested. Registered guests will receive priority seating. Unregistered guests will be seated as space allows.

      Please call the Library to
      register at 856-234-0333.

      This event is sponsored by the Elizabeth Tuttle Foundation.

      Cost: Free -

      Categories: Literary & Books | Museums & Attractions

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