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8 Scary Tale Castles

When I posted 7 Fairy Tale Castles, there were quite a few castles that didn’t make the cut. Some were just too frightening to think of as part of a children’s princess-type story, but the legends behind them make great tales for telling around a campfire on a dark and spooky night. 1. Dalhousie Dalhousie Castle was [...]

The Inebriate in Captivity

John F. Ptak came across an 1908 newspaper photo essay entitled “The Pleasant Lot of the Inebriate in Captivity: The comfortable quarters of the inmates of a state reformatory for inebriates.” The life in the state reformatory as an alcoholic British woman was hardly “pleasant” as the title states, though we don’t know what the author [...]