In the late 1700s at a place known as Woodland Ferry, located in Colonial Delaware, a woman by the name of Patty Cannon ran a ferry that transported folks across the Nanticoke River. Patty lived just north in the nearby town of Johnson’s Corners. Patty was not an ordinary woman, on many levels. She was large and burly in appearance and stood over 6 feet tall. Some say that she could best any man in a fight. What was really scary about Patty Cannon though, was that she was just as nasty on the inside as she appeared on the outside and was a very murderous woman.
|The skull of Patty Cannon is all that is left as a reminder of her brutal legacy. It is kept in a hat box in a library office.|