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The Paxton Boys, an early case of viral fake news witnessed from Lebanon’s Hebron Moravian Church

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Little-known today, the Paxton massacre occurred in December 1763 when a mob of settlers from Dauphin County murdered 20 unarmed Susquehannock Indians in Lancaster County. A new digital resource and a diary from Lebanon shed a different perspective on an pivotal event in early American history.