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5 things you might not know about Rufus Easton

Alton founder Rufus Easton got himself tangled up with former vice president, and Alexander Hamilton executioner, Aaron Burr so much that he had to pen a letter of honesty and innocence to his lawyer. But Rufus Easton has a positive place in American and local history as well. It's definitely...
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Hamilton killer Aaron Burr challenged Alton founder Rufus Easton to a duel

Yes, that Aaron Burr. Nowadays known as “the damn fool that shot him.” Him being America’s first treasury secretary, Alexander Hamilton. That is a story familiar in pop culture because of the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, but there’s more to Burr’s life. Within two years of murdering...
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