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The strange origins of jack-o’-lanterns–and other spooky tales
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    The history of American jack-o’-lanterns

    The history of American jack-o’-lanterns

    Celtic rituals, tricks of nature, and deals with the devil have all played a part in creating this iconic symbol of Halloween.

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