Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cariboo Cameron House

Cariboo Cameron was a miner who struck it rich in the goldfields of California and British Columbia. His wife had died after childbirth in a mining camp and he shipped her home in an alcohol filled casket. Cameron had to bribe Tammany Hall appointed custom clerks in New York to get the casket home and had to exhume her after a newspaper claimed that she was not in the casket and that she was still alive since he had sold her into slavery - supposedly the grass wouldn't grow for years near her grave in Salem church after they'd dumped out the alcohol. This is his home in Summerstown, Ont - the head of the scotsman is said to be him and the woman his wife Sophia.

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