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Southern Gothic

Dec 9, 2020

For almost two centuries the legend of the disappearance of Peter Dromgoole has been told by the students of the University of North Carolina.

In 1833 Peter Dromgoole arrived to study at the University, and although he initially failed the entrance exam Peter remained to prepare to retake the test. Yet before he could do so, Peter Dromgoole vanished without a trace.

The oft-told legend of Peter Dromgoole is one of a love story that ends in a tragedy. There is another version of the tale, one that looks at Dromgoole family letters, in an attempt to discover Peter’s path from North Carolina.

Today, centuries later, the mystery remains unsolved. What actually happened to Peter Dromgoole?

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