Long Island is unparalleled when it comes to gilded mansions of the Roaring Twenties. Tycoons with renowned names like J.P. Morgan, Vanderbilt and DuPont all built their “play palaces” there…it was the height of convenience. The businessmen would spend the week working in New York City, while their wives and children enjoyed the estate life. The men would join their families on the weekend. Lavish parties were commonplace as the millionaires all tried to outdo one another.
My co-worker linked me to an illustrated (and animated) Korean ghost story. That I thought I’d share here since it’s befitting of our blog.
If you don’t read Korean, my co-worker also provided me with an English translation, which I’ve included below:
Story link (in Korean) if you missed it:
UPDATE (September 29, 2011):
A complete english translation in conjunction with the comic has been posted on the original website. You can view it here:
A translation discovered by my co-worker is included below.
The screams for help rang out in the early morning hours of May 31st, 1810. It was 2:30 A.M. and the Duke of Cumberland, Ernest Augustus, brother to George IV and William IV was attacked as he slept. The sharp blade of the assailant slashed and hacked through the Duke’s padded nightgown waking him from blissful slumber. The Duke deflected many of the blows with his hands and wrists as he fought off his attacker while crying for help. Cornelius Neale, a valet to the Duke, responded to his pleas for help. By the time he arrived, the assailant had fled leaving the Duke’s bloodstained saber lying on the floor by the door.
Unarguably, Anheuser-Busch put St Louis, Missouri on the map, so to speak, when it advertised the city as its home. It’s no surprise, then, that St Louis is the home to the first brewing company in the United States: Lemp Brewing. It is also home to the largest mercantile mystery the city has ever experienced which has led to Lemp Mansion being considered one of the most haunted homes in America.
Besides being the name of a treacherously boring town in Central Florida, Spring Hill is the name of a historic home in County Londonderry, Ireland. The house was built in the late 1600′s as a result of a marriage contract between William Conyngham and Ann Upton. Her father had a clause written into the contract stating that her husband must build her a “convenient dwelling house of lime and stone, two stories high with the necessary office houses, gardens and orchards.” This is historic proof that fathers have for centuries been looking after the best interests of their daughters.