A Ghoul, Ghosts, and a Grisly Murder

In Antebellum St Louis, Dr. Joseph Nash McDowell was, to put it mildly, an eccentric, whose legendary reputation included body snatching, artillery, demagoguery, ghosts, a live bear, and murder most foul. He is said to have inspired a character in one of America’s most famous works of fiction.

Oct 29, 2021 | Lance Geiger

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