The ghost of Alice Riley and the legend spanish moss

If you go to any coastal town in the South, you’ll see huge, centuries-old live oaks with limbs covered in Spanish moss. From Myrtle Beach down through Charleston and Savannah, and on into Florida, the huge trees are the last living elements of the Antebellum South. These old sentinels even predate most of the haint that roam through the southern countryside, or rattle chains in the attics of local homes. Beyond this area, few probably know the story of Alice Riley and her connection to so called Spanish moss. She…

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#TodayInHistory – July 29

July 29 – Some important events on this day. 626 👉🏼 Avaren/Slaves under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople 904 👉🏼 Thessalonica is sacked by Saracen pirates led by renegade Leo of Tripoli 1279 👉🏼 Five emissaries dispatched by Kublai Khan from the Mongol Yuan dynasty are beheaded by Japan. In 1274 the Mongol Empire under Kublai Khan launched the first of two failed invasions of Japan. Eight years before, Kublai had sent a letter to the Japanese emperor (who in the letter he called the “King of Japan”), threatening…

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