Saturday, July 4, 2009

Weekend With Shades - Saturday - July 4

A Monthly - Weekend With Shades - Column

For The:
Pueblo Post-Intelligencer
July 4, 1900
Will They Appear Again?
Citizens Await Annual View of Dead Sisters
Miss Penelope Dreadful

Once again, the patriotic people of Pueblo will line the streets of this fair city to celebrate the Independence of Our Nation with fife and drum, marching veterans, and gaily decorated vehicles of every kind, all the while watching with apprehension for what has become in the past few years an annual appearance of ghostly apparitions from the past.

Pueblo has become only the latest of many cities, towns, and villages to report similar visitations from the deceased, but owing to the reputation of the departed and the tragic circumstances of their demise, the Ghosts of Verity and Columbia Von Ritter, have acquired legendary stature and become household names throughout the state, if not the country since their appearance July 4, 1897 in the town's annual Independence Day Parade.


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