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Up in the woods of New Hampshire’s town of Chesterfield, there is a staircase in the middle of the woods that looks like it could have come out of a fairy tale.  This staircase is located in what is known as Madame Sherri’s Forest.  The forest abuts the Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area, and is about a 5-10 minute drive from Brattleboro, Vermont.  So why is this staircase ruin in the middle of the woods?

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Madame Antoinette Sherri was a Paris-born theatrical costume designer who worked in New York City in the early 1900s.  Her husband and her found the charming town of Chesterfield, New Hampshire and decided to build a French-inspired chateau summer house that included extensive stonework including a roman arch stairway, ornate interior, and designed landscape gardens.  They entertained many of their friends in this summer home during the roaring 20’s.  However, over time her fortune started to…

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