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Heard up North: St Lawrence's last words

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All this month on All Before Five we're decoding place names in the North Country. Linking up names to namesakes, and exploring the history of place names we say every day. Last week we started this out telling you all about St. Lawrence - the saint Lawrence - the patron saint of librarians and cooks - and a Spanish born deacon of Rome who, some 1700 years ago, was burned to death on a gridiron by an angry Roman Emperor. There's a new statue of the saint which will be erected in the Thousand Islands this fall. Turns out that's only part of the story - Gregory Warner asked our own resident local historian, poet and webmaster Dale Hobson to tell us the rest. Starting with - well, what is a gridiron?

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