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Spiritualism and the “Spook’s Temple”

Spiritualism and the “Spook’s Temple”

Olivia Storey, News Editor

October 28, 2019

Every Halloween, if you walk past the Starin Park Cemetery, you might be able to see them. These shadowy creatures, only visible in the dim streetlights, whisper through the chilly October winds. No, they aren’t ghosts, but rather UW-W students looking for a fright. Everyone in Whitewater knows ab...

Preparing for a festive fall season

Preparing for a festive fall season

Dana Hockbein, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

The City of Whitewater has a past that still haunts it to this day. During the month of October, multiple tour groups are lead through the city’s mysterious history. This eerie past contributes to its nickname of “Second Salem.” It all began when the Morris Pratt Institute was built in 1889, which was n...

What makes Whitewater the ‘Second Salem’

October 30, 2013

  By Robert Jansen   The city of whitewater has a surprisingly colorful past, filled with rumors and stories of witches, spirits, and murderers. The town has even been nicknamed the “Second Salem.” The reason for many of these rumors can be traced back to Morris Pratt. In the...

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Morris Pratt Institute