The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation

St. Francisville, LouisianaHISTORYThe Myrtles Plantation, originally named Laurel Grove, was built in 1796 by General David Bradford on 600 acres which were rumored to be an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. Bradford lived there alone for several years, until...
The Stanley Hotel

The Stanley Hotel

Estes Park, ColoradoHISTORYFreelan Oscar Stanley, a Northern and cofounder of the famed Stanley Motor Carriage Company, traveled from the East Cost to the wild Estes Valley in 1903, hoping to alleviate his symptoms of tuberculosis. The climate did indeed improve his...
Hotel Provincial

Hotel Provincial

New Orleans, LouisianaHISTORYThe land on which Hotel Provincial stands was a grant from the king of France, Louis XV, who gave it to Bienville Lieutenant Louis Boucher de Granpre in 1725. The land was bought by Chevalier Jean Lavillebeuvre, then purchased and...
Mansfield Reformatory

Mansfield Reformatory

Mansfield, Ohio HISTORY The history of the Ohio State Reformatory began in 1861, when the field where the reformatory would be built was used as a training camp for Civil War soldiers. Later, the site was elected for the placement of the new Intermediate Penitentiary...
High Spirits Ghost Tour

High Spirits Ghost Tour

Houston, TexasHistoryFifteen or so years ago, my burgeoning interest in the metaphysical inspired me to book a local ghost hunting tour with a buddy. The tour gathered at the Spaghetti Warehouse, known for its paranormal activity (history to follow) for the nighttime...
Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff, Alberta, CanadaHISTORYThe city of Banff and its famous hotel were named after the first European settler in this region, William Davidson, a native of Banff, Scotland.The concept of the “Scottish Castle of the Rockies”, later to become known as the Fairmont...