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Memories of 'Lady Who Beat the Government'
Flood control: When the U.S. tried to seize Alice Ramsdell's home 30 years ago, she threatened them with a shotgun. The project proceeded as she stood her ground. But her home is about to be demolished.
April 05, 1998|DIANE SCARPONI | ASSOCIATED PRESS
THOMPSON, Conn. — Alice Azubah Ramsdell seemed the typical Yankee old maid: a flower expert and farmer who presided over family reunions with a wooden cheese tub full of lemonade.