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  1. Steve Huling
    April 16, 2015 @ 8:17 pm

    Good article, however the town did not raze the property with a controlled burn. It was an accidental fire due to firewood being stored too close to the woodstove. Mr. Drummond was in the house at the time and suffered many burns.

    • Chris
      April 16, 2015 @ 11:29 pm

      Thanks Steve!! I’ve found SO many conflicting reports on details of the Fox Sisters’ history. After your comment I did some research specifically on the replica home and I’ve managed to find ‘evidence’ of both an accidental fire and a ‘controlled burn’. What’s amazing is that it was only a couple decades ago, doesn’t seem like there should be so many conflicts in the facts. Imagine the ‘facts’ we currently understand about 200 years ago!!!

      Here’s a ‘control burn’ story from the Wayne Post a couple years ago….

      Thanks for your comment. It’s important to me to be sharing historically correct information on this site, but I definitely have made a few goofs here and there. The input and support of readers is greatly welcomed!

    • patchworkhippi
      April 17, 2015 @ 12:12 pm

      Actually Steve , the first fire was accidental and in the process of the rebuild, Mr.Drummond died. The property sat for a few years until the town did a controlled burn of the replica.

  2. Lily Dale: New York's Town That Talks to Spirits |
    May 9, 2019 @ 11:00 am

    […] In the shrine’s place now exists a garden and memorial to the founding of Spiritualism and the Fox Sisters. The only remnant of the home where the Fox Sisters once lived is the stone foundation at the original location. […]