Month: October 2014

H.H. Holmes’s Murder Castle

How devious do you have to be to build an ornate torture chamber inside a three-story, block-long hotel on the busy south side of Chicago? Mass murderer Henry Howard Holmes, who confessed and recanted to killing at least 27 people,

Posted in Chicago, murder, World's Fair

The Perilous Underwater Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge

In 1870, work began on the Brooklyn Bridge. At more than a mile long, it was to be the largest suspension bridge in the world. Thousands of workers toiled nearly 14 years to build the marvel, which many said could

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