Scott County

The House on the Hill: The Haunted History of the W.P. Bettendorf Mansion

The mansion was a secret hidden in plain sight. Situated on the river bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley in Bettendorf, Iowa, the mansion was a place that could be seen by everyone, and yet only a very few were allowed to go there. But for those privileged enough to enter, they sometimes discovered that …

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Poisoned Chocolate: The Nehlsen Murder/Suicide of 1910

  Starting in about 1820 and ending at the turn of the 20th Century, cultural norms in Western Europe began to shift. At the same time, things were also changing in the United States. America began to experience an enormous influx of immigrants from the western portion of the European continent and the United Kingdom. …

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