Sara: New Berlin!

Chris: This property, "New Berlin," was listed as a haven of criminal activity. Well so are bars. So is New Britain. So are many of New York's waterways. The entire United States isn't so hot when compared to all those foreign lands which employ caning.

Casey: I've been delegated to be the Resident Historian of New Berlin, so here goes.  Around the turn of the century, a young man named Thaddius Amada decided that the settlement of Berlin was too stodgy in its views.  He bought a plot of land near the old clay pits and established a farming commune bordered by the clay pits, a swamp, and a railroad track.  He moved his entire family and a few friends into the complex, which he dubbed "New Berlin."  The settlement thrived for several years, but for reasons unknown, completely vanished in 1928.  Some say it had to do with a disastrous famine, others say it's the fact that there are no roads that actually lead to the settlement, others simply say that Amada got bored.  Whatever the cause may have been, New Berlin was essentially abandoned, and lost to the pages of history until its historic rediscovery by the Berlin Town Council, who deemed it to be a blighted property and a haven for criminal activity.

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