Richford's Notorious 'Queen Lil'
Lillian Fleury of Richford, Vermont was a notorious owner of a line house that straddled the US-Canada Border. Born in Richford in 1866, she left the state for a series of business ventures, including selling medicine and opening a brothel in Boston. When she eventually returned to her hometown, she took advantage of the town's location during the Prohibition era, opening a brothel in the upper floors, and selling alcohol to patrons. Vermont Historical Society Executive Director Steve Perkins and ABC 22 & FOX 44 Mike Hoey travelled to Richford to learn more.