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Possession on the Island

This abandoned church was built by prolific Island architect William Critchlow Harris’ nephew, James Edward Harris, in the 1930’s. It closely resembles his uncle’s construction of St. Mary’s in Indian River. In the middle of the cemetery you’ll find a slightly crumbling stone memorial altar for Father Edward Walker. Fr. Walker presided over St. Alexis in Rollo Bay, Prince Edward Island for 46...

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A Short List No. 1

Often, on Monday I’ll post #MondayMoodArt with an artist on Instagram and usually a...

Scandalous Stories

The Doctor’s House

Creepier than a haunted house now, this used to be very beautiful. It was built in the 1950s by a...

Murder

Sheila & The Deadliest Peaches

August 22, 1975 in Wilmington, Delaware sounded something like a riot. It all started with a peach...

Dark Secrets

Bad Behavior

Mysteries & Midsadventure

Accidents in History

Nostalgia

Lachford Hall & Annual Break

Today will mark the start of A Short History’s annual mini-break. Last year I took a little...