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Shell Cottage from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

In the real world, Shell Cottage was a temporary film set erected in the sand dunes of Freshwater West in Pembrokeshire, Wales. In another world, it was something special. Described in the book as a “lonely and beautiful place”, Shell Cottage was the home of Bill Weasley and Fleur Delacour and served as a safe house [...]

Pendle Witch Cottage Discovered In Lancanshire

A 400-year old cottage was discovered by a construction crew near Pendle Hill (in northern England) that is believed to have been the home of one of the Pendle Witches. The eleven women known as the Pendle Witches were found guilty of murdering ten people with witchraft in 1612, and all but one were hung [...]

Months Before Lincoln Was Shot and Killed, He Was Almost Shot and Killed

Albert de Bruijn / Shutterstock.com We all know what happened to President Abraham Lincoln the night he went to watch Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. But what you may not know is that he came perilously close to being assassinated eight months before John Wilkes Booth fired those fatal shots. Abe and the Lincoln fam had [...]

A Town of Storybook Houses and How They Came to Be

In 1924, a man named Hugh Comstock took a little trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, California to see his sister and her husband. The town was becoming well known as a haven for artists and other creative types, so it’s not surprising that he met a doll maker named Mayotta Browne during his stay there. Miss Browne [...]