The S.K. Pierce Mansion, also known as “The Victorian,” has been “certified haunted” by mediums and paranormal experts. The home, located in Gardner, Massachusetts, was built by chair manufacturer S.K. Pierce in 1875. The most active ghost reported in the home is a 19-year-old woman, thought to be one of Pierce’s servants. Other spirits include a man who perished in 1963 in a fire, and a small boy.
January 3 (2010): Radical lesbian theorist Mary Daley dies, Gardner, Massachusetts: Mary Daly was an American radical feminist philosopher, academic, and theologian. Daly, who described herself as a "radical lesbian feminist". She taught at Jesuit-run Boston College for 33 years.