January 3, 2011

Sutherland Sisters

Crazy story about 7 poor sisters with long hair. Short version: they joined the circus and became rich and very weird. Long version here. My personal favorite part about one of their husbands: "Castlemaine was handsome and charming but had a few eccentricities of his own, like addictions to opium and morphine, and the unnerving hobby of shooting the spokes out of wagon wheels from his seat on the Sutherlands' front porch. Impressive though his marksmanship may have been, local farmers were unhappy with this practice."

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