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  While recently browsing the Stillwater Public Library's ''Trivia from our Archives'' section on-line, I discovered another haunting I had never heard about at the long gone Sabin Mansion on the city's North Hill neighborhood. Sen. Dwight Sabin had made a fortune in manufacturing using convict labor at the nearby state penitentiary. He used some of his wealth to build an elaborate mansion on an entire city block which had been the city's first informal
    burial ground (supposedly totally emptied).

The estate was known for its ''sunken gardens,'' a full six feet below street grade. Speculation was
that Mrs. Sabin refused to move in until she was sure all the former occupants had been moved (six feet=traditional grave depth). Like so many the honorable senator's business, fortunes changed, and he lost everything. By the turn of the 20th century the house was long vacant and deserted.

It was claimed that on moonlit nights one could hear a faint tinkling bell as one walked by, a favorite ''dare'' of local school kids apparently! Was it a long silent
 

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