A Glimpse of Life in Havre de Grace in the Early 1900s

excerpted from an article in “Lockhouse to Lighthouse” in Spring 1999 by Ellie Mencer

This article shifts slightly from the water-oriented stories of past issues and focuses on the livery stable. Jane Currier of the Currier House B&B graciously shared a handful of the thousands of pieces of papers, receipts and photographs that were found in the house during renovations.

Havre de Grace Livery Stable in early 1900sJane’s Aunt “Honey” lives* in Susquehanna Hills and remembers well life at the livery stable. She recalls being told that around 1892 the livery stable was located on Pearl Street. She thinks it was about that time it was moved to Franklin & Union for a short while. Then it was moved to Franklin & Stokes Street where the building still stands. (It recently housed Mergler Electric.)
O.R. Currier resting outside the Havre de Grace Livery Stable in early 1900s Continue reading

John Wilkes Booth ‘mummy’

If you are a lover of Lincoln history, John Wilkes Booth stories, or just intriguing lore… you’ll enjoy this update from the Facebook page of Spirits-of-Tudor-Hall.

Interesting documentary made for Dr. Caleb Lack’s “Science vs. Pseudoscience” course at the University of Central Oklahoma. In it, Shari Beecher examines the convoluted conspiracy theory that John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Lincoln, did not in fact die as described in history books, but instead lived out his life in Texas and Oklahoma under false names before finally dying in Enid, OK. ____ from FB page Spirits-of-Tudor-Hall


We at Currier House in Havre de Grace think you may enjoy this video if you watched our video on John Surratt.

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