The Eldridge Hotel

Built in 1857, the original Eldridge Hotel was built in Lawrence, Kansas on the land formerly occupied by the Free State Hotel after it was burned down by pro-slavery activists. The Free State Hotel was built by the New England Emigrant Aid Company to house anti-slavery immigrants that came into Kansas. After it was burned … Continue reading The Eldridge Hotel

Bobby Pickett and Boris Karloff

Robert "Bobby" George Pickett was born February 11, 1938 in Somerville, Massachusetts.  Growing up, he watched a lot of films at the movie theater his father managed. He became very good at impersonating famous actors, most notably, Boris Karloff.  Bobby died of leukemia in Los Angeles, California on April 25, 2007. He was 69 years … Continue reading Bobby Pickett and Boris Karloff