Sunday, 31 October 2021

A Ghoul, a Ghost and a Grisly Murder: The Legend of Dr. Joseph McDowell

 McDowell put cannon on his building to fend off the Jesuits!

In Antebellum St Louis, Dr Joseph Nash McDowell was, to put it mildly, an eccentric, whose legendary reputation included body snatching, artillery, demagoguery, ghosts, a live bear, and murder most foul. He is said to have inspired a character in one of America’s most famous works of fiction.

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