Thursday, October 30, 2008

491st Post - Ghost Walk

The walk last night was tremendous fun. Sorry you missed it.

Of particular interest was the time we spent at the old burial grounds the first real cemetery in Halifax. Andy Smith pointed the place where General Robert Ross is buried. He and his men set fire to the presidents mansion during the war of 1812. It was so badly damaged that they had to white wash it several times. It became known as the White House as a result of all that work.

We also heard stories of Lucy Maud Montgomery, the problem with prostitutes in Old Halifax, George Wright (a Haligonian who perished on the Titanic, and whose building remains standing in downtown Halifax), and plenty of ghost stories.

It was well worth the 10 bucks per person.

More later


adSimba said...

Happy Halloween

Bevboy said...

And to you, too, a belated one.

How many kids did you get?