From Stephen King to Natchez.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by amystours, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. amystours

    amystours Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I wouldn't do any thread hijacking:

    BTW, Rose Red...that one was about the house that was never finished, right?? Work could never stop on it, correct? Creeps me out, they have an old home in Natchez that was in the middle of being built when the Civil War started. The "basement" was finished, and that's where the family was living while the work was still being done. It's supposed to be like 5 stories, or something like that. i took a tour of it, and took lots of pics! The workers just laid down their tools and left. It's still like that to this day. Called Longwood.
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    Looking up into the unfinished dome:
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    Going to the upper floors:
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    The bathtubs and trunks that were sent (brand new) to the Longwood estate. Everything has inches and inches of dust on it, from being forgotten for so many years:
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    I'm a history nut, LOVE stuff like this!!
     
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  2. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    That is a great looking house, the pics are wonderful, I like those type houses. Wish i could have been there to see it too. got any more pics? [​IMG]
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Boy, if walls could only talk! Spooky Uh!!
     
  4. amystours

    amystours Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, let's see...the first one is very much like the other one I posted, except it was taken many, many years earlier...has a brief history tag on it:
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    This one is of the Presbyterian church, where they have a HUGE photo gallery of many, many historical pictures. Takes a long time to look through them all, they are all upstairs in a separate room. This is of me, standing near the front, trying to take a pic of the organ pipes. Pam is on my right.
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    Okay, this last one has nothing to do with the house, I just thought it was a really neat feature in Natchez. This is a water fountain for everybody! The part facing us was for the horses and oxen that were used for working....there on either side of it, near the bottom, are the bowls for the stray dogs and cats that roam around town, and of course, you can't see it, but on the back side, there is a water fountain (pump) for US!! I thought it was neat:
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  5. bayouchica

    bayouchica Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    What a neat old house,so cool.Natchez is a beautiful place,been awhile since I've been down there.
    I love those old Civil war homes,they could sure tell some tales.
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  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I love old homes like that. Thanks for sharing
     
  7. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    What a beautiful house. I think you may be thinking of the Winchester House (as in Winchester Western/Guns) in San Jose, California.
    Winchester's widow went crazy after his death, and kept adding on to their house. She thought the spirts of the people who where killed by Winchester guns were coming after her.
     
  8. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    How cool...
    Yes, that is the Winchester House...
     
  9. amystours

    amystours Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so what was Rose Red about? Was I totally off there? I've never heard of the Winchester house...will look it up, though!!!
     
  10. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Quote:The Winchester House is creepy... Doors that lead to no place, stairs that just drop off... She had a full time construction crew working 13 years straight, working on the house, making those weird booby traps, because she was off the deep end!
     

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