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A couple of news stories Monday relate two houses that have a connection to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Rudyard Kipling's home in Dummerston, Vermont was visited by Conan Doyle, who went golfing and skiing in the area. The home has been restored by the Landmark Trust USA, a division of a foundation based in the United Kingdom that preserves and restores notable British houses. Interested individuals can even make arrangements to stay at the historic house.

And a blue plaque has been laid at the Hill House in Happisburgh, North Norfolk. Conan Doyle visited this public house frequently and wrote "The Dancing Men" while he was staying there in 1903. You may recall that Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson travel to Norfolk to help Mr. Hilton Cubitt; as it happens, the Cubitt family ran the Hill House while Conan Doyle stayed there.