Conspiracy Theory

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How are Professor Rosenbauer and Alva Rockefellar connected?

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Professor Rosenbauer received a Ph.D from the University of Chicago. Ella Flagg Young was a person who also received degrees from the University of Chicago and an honorary degree from the University of Illinois. She was prominent in the world of education and woman’s suffrage. The Professor named his yacht after her. Why?

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Any known strange or significant events in the history of Newport up to 1920?

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1901 – Last of the town’s wells (Baneswell) closed and sealed. Found to be clogged with dead rats.

1905 – Harry Houdini, the great magician, escapologist, and medium/spiritualist debunker, makes a spectacular escape from a locked police cell in the Town Hall. He also attended a fairy tale dinner hosted by Theresa Fair Oelrichs at Rosecliff. Before his death, Houdini claimed that if he could find a way to escape death, he would. Annual seances are held in an attempt to make contact on the anniversary of his death, October 31, 1926.

1920 – Several cases of rabies appear in the town. -There are race riots and a railway strike. The Army is called in to prevent disorder. -16,000 rats are trapped or killed in the town.

1921 – The Prince of Wales visits the town. He travels on the Transporter Bridge and tours the docks. -Violent battles in Dock Street between foreign and British sailors using guns, knives, clubs and stones.

1922 – The extent of virulent infections in the town is bad but not quite of epidemic proportions. Topping the list are: diphtheria, scarlet fever, whooping cough, measles, tuberculosis, typhoid, sleeping sickness and puerperal fever. -October 5th. Temperatures in some parts of the town register 80 degrees, Fahrenheit, a record that still stands for the time of the year.

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