Castle in the Sky

by Terry Conway There was a pet lion named Bill.  Mingo, a two-ton Indian elephant, lumbered around the grounds. Both were residents at George Whittell Jr.’s  magnificent Tudor Revival summer estate built between 1936 and 1939.  It is one of the best examples of a great vintage waterfront estate on the eastern shore of Lake …

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One Day in Pompeii

by Terry Conway Daybreak, August 25, A.D. 79. Pompeii is a thriving commercial center with a population of 20,000 people a few miles from the Bay of Naples. Its narrow streets, made narrower by vendors and shops, teem with market goers, slaves, and vacationers. At 8 a.m. the ground begins to rumble. At noon Mount …

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