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"a gang in Chicago" [DANC] 

The 75th anniversary of a Sherlockian organization is a fine time to reflect on its history. So we did just that with Don Terras, BSI ("The Politician, the Lighthouse, and the Trained Cormorant") from his unique perch near an actual lighthouse.

The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic) has its roots in Chicago, thanks to one of the "Holy Three" of early Sherlockian giants, Vincent Starrett. There are about a score of other groups in and around Chicagoland, and Don takes us on a brief tour of them, as well as the storied history of the Hounds.

If you're interested in how a Sherlockian group manages to celebrate the past while simultaneously planning for the future, and about some greats in Sherlockian lore, tune in to hear Don's storytelling.

That, plus a very special and hilarious Sherlock Holmes Brand spot.

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1:44 The perfect time
3:07 Stumping for Wessex Press
4:58 Prior to charging into the Valley of Death...
7:21 Introducing Don Terras
11:53 How one comes to live at a lighthouse
18:41 First meeting with Sherlock Holmes
21:45 Discovering Sherlockians
26:03 How the Chicago societies differentiate themselves
29:06 Queen City Corpse
31:16 The 75th Anniversary of the Hounds
37:15 The Vincent Starrett headstone project
41:50 Some milestones of the Hounds history
46:00 The fragile nature of Sherlockian groups
50:03 The Hounds in the years ahead
54:25 When the Hounds went co-ed
1:08:45 The Baker Street Journal
1:10:16 The first female published in the Baker Street Journal
1:11:25 The Sherlock Holmes Brand Assistant
1:12:38 Wrap-up


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