sc 119 The Strange Story of the Fox Sisters.

Discover central New York’s part in 19th century social, religious and sexual radicalism; learn the history of the modern spiritualist movement; become bewitched by the strange story of the Fox sisters!  All that and more on today’s episode of the Smellcast!

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Seances and spirit manifestations became so popular in the latter part of the 19th century that the Davenport Brothers had great success on the vaudeville circuit.

 

 

A replica of the The Fox family home can be seen in Lily Dale New York, a community of Spiritualists near Buffalo, New York.

 

Click the link below to listen to the Smellcast, episode 119.

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4 Responses to “sc 119 The Strange Story of the Fox Sisters.”

  1. Bridget Says:

    Interesting stuff!

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  2. Mark in Canada Says:

    Thanks for telling us that bit of history. That period from about 1850 to 1890 creeps the hell out of me. Shudder.

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