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  Another long-rumored haunting from the gilded age of Stillwater's lumber barons is the Aurora Staples B&B on north Fourth Street right next door to the public library. This beautiful Victorian era ''painted lady'' was built by Isaac Staples one of the biggest and wealthiest of the lumber moguls for his favorite daughter Aurora as a wedding gift. He had played match-maker between her and one of his employees, a man named Hospes. After Staples died he
    left his own even more extravagant mansion to the city (the site of Pioneer Park), but it ended up being razed within years of his death. Annual maintenance
costs were breaking the city budget! Perhaps this explains why he decided to ''move in with the kids''. After all he paid for it.

I don't have any detailed accounts of phenomena having learned about this place in Patricia Condon Johnston's book. While I was asking around about this site I was reminded that this house was the setting of a (semi-?) fictionalized Halloween radio drama ''The Hospes House'' that had some Underground Railroad element

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