4 Posts for Odd & Interesting Category

Graveyards and Epitaphs
Odd & Interesting

Graveyards and Epitaphs

Welcome to my bonus Halloween post! Do you like cemeteries and graveyards? Do you know the difference between the two? A graveyard adjoins a church. Anyway, my husband and I like cemeteries and graveyards, especially older ones with cool old gravestones. I sometimes search the newspapers for the story beneath the stone with some surprising […]

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Stories for Halloween 1859 – 1920
Odd & Interesting

Stories for Halloween 1859 – 1920

It is only a few more days until Halloween and here are a few stories to get you in the mood. Watch for more stories on the 31st and buy or borrow my book, GHOSTS AND GRAVEYARDS — only $.99. The Montgomery Times Montgomery, Alabama October 17, 1912 A Halloween Poem The night when goblins […]

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A Texas Apparition – January 1892
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A Texas Apparition – January 1892

The Times Philadelphia, Pennsylvania January 24, 1892 A Texas Apparition Richmond, Texas — The entire city is agog over an apparition which is said to visit Main Street every night about 12 o’clock, which takes the form of a large old-fashioned wagon of the sort known as an emigrant’s or prairie schooner, and is drawn […]

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Pawned Overcoats – 1896
Odd & Interesting

Pawned Overcoats – 1896

This is the first in a series of Odd & Interesting stories from the 19th-century newspapers. The Daily Telegram Eau Claire, Wisconsin October 3, 1896 Topcoats Pawned in Summer “Twenty thousand overcoats have been taken out of pawn during the past week,” said a pawnbroker to a Chicago Times–Herald reporter. “The cooler weather has forced […]

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