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Grogan's Hall. Close up from Fort Pitt painting.

Close up from Fort Pitt painting.

A man who inexplicably disappeared into a pool of quicksand in front of his house, a young woman who combs her hair by the window each evening to prepare for a night on the town that never comes, and a host of other mournful characters live on — if not in their restless spirits, then at least in the area's wealth of ghost stories.  Visitors might boost chances of a ghostly encounter by taking Gary Munsinger's Ghost Trolley Tour (Wednesday through Saturday nights); those who prefer not to…

Ghost hunting in historic Monterey

A man who inexplicably disappeared into a pool of quicksand in front of his house, a young woman who combs her hair by the window each evening to prepare for a night on the town…

Painting by Anton Otto Fischer depicting the first victory at sea by USS Constitution over HMS Guerriere

19 August in the early stages of the War of the American frigate USS “Constitution” defeats the British frigate HMS “Guerriere” off the coast of Nova Scotia, earning the nickname "Old Ironsides".

Coureur de bois, french woods runners. Fur traders.

Coureur de bois [runners of the woods], Canadian fur trade, HBCo

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