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PURGATORY FALLS, MILFORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

AN AREA NEAR NORTH RIVER ROAD IN THE OLD QUARRY DISTRICT OF
MILFORD HAS A SET OF FOOTPRINTS AT THE BOTTOM OF A SMALL WATER-
FALL. THESE FOOTPRINTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BELONG TO THE DEVIL AND
ALL THE CHILDREN CALL THIS AREA PURGATORY FALLS.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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