In 1867, Dr. William Trott, opened a magic show in his Charleston, South Carolina, apothecary shop. Soon after, rain began to fall on the city and continued for days. Frightened residents heard a rumor that Charleston was being punished because Dr. Trott had kidnapped a mermaid he had displayed in his shop. The result? The Mermaid Riot of 1867
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“Cryptic Sorrow”, Ever Mindful”, “Dreams Become Real”, “Relaxing Piano Music”, “Silver Flame” and “Ambient” by Kevin MacLeod; “Angeline the Baker” by Nat Keefe and the Bow Ties – Licensed under Creative Commons