Holidays

An Historical Halloween

A round up of a few Halloween history posts! Halloween in Gilded Age America Halloween Paradoxes from 1912 Dennison’s Bogie Book of Halloween Haunted Mansion of the Gilded Age: Thornewood Halloween For Adults: A Scary History A History of Halloween Celebrations at the White House A Cloying Kernel of Evil: The History of Candy Corn

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Holidays

Haunted Edwardian Manor Houses

It is not easy to say offhand which is the most famous of all the haunted houses of the kingdom, if one regards them strictly from the point of view of their reputation for ghostliness. But perhaps we should not be far wrong if we gave the pre-eminence for mystery to Glamis Castle, whose spectral …

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Amusements

Halloween Paradoxes from 1912

Halloween Paradoxes. – THE EVENING before All Saints’ Day, formerly called All Hallows Eve, was originally given to religious observance. Modern usage now spells it Halloween, and it is now devoted mainly to mischief. In the larger cities that enjoy adequate police protection the impulses of male youth on Halloween are held in check, although …

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