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Thanksgiving, 1833

Snippets 140.  I am not particularly qualified to write about Thanksgiving, as it is really not a thing in Britain at all, but I did find the following quote in The Western Monthly Magazine, 1833, written by a Mrs Hentz.  … Continue reading

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The Rumour-monger

Snippets 139.  In 1854 the American Rev. George Foxcroft Haskins went on a tour of Europe and one of the highlights of his trip was an extended stay in Rome.  Although he had a wonderful time there, he was disappointed … Continue reading

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A Victorian Hotel on Thunder Bay

Snippets 138 / Guest Post 11.  At the time the following story took place, the author was eighteen years of age. He had been working as an assistant to a surveyor on the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. As … Continue reading

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Lighting St. Peters in 1854

Snippets 137.  In 1854 the American Rev. George Foxcroft Haskins went on a tour of Europe and one of the highlights of his trip was an extended stay in Rome.  One of the many things that fascinated him about St … Continue reading

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The Ghost Dragon

Creepy History 47.  Happy Halloween from Windows into History! All October we have been looking at quotes from old books about ghosts and other scary things in our Creepy History series.  Let’s take one last look at News from the … Continue reading

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The Ghost that Followed

Creepy History 46.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! In the last Creepy History, we looked at a quote from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840, which … Continue reading

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Knocking in the Ceiling

Creepy History 45.  It’s October, and that means Creepy History month on Windows into History again! The following quote is taken from News from the Invisible World, a collection of anecdotes published in 1840. An Account of an Apparition, in … Continue reading

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