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The Tavern of Lost Souls

The Tavern of Lost Souls has as long and varied a history as Hellview itself.  Wherever there are reports of intense violence or mass suffering there are reports of people drowning their misery in drink at Lost Souls.  While it could be merely coincidence that several pubs and taverns throughout history have called themselves Lost Souls, it does stretch the laws of probability.

There are numerous reported sightings of Lost Souls Tavern throughout history.  Some notable mentions of it include those dating back to ancient history and many in multiple countries.

The Marquis de Sade wrote in his memoirs of this wonderful tavern called Lost Souls in LaCoste, France in 1768 where he supposedly met and drank with Rose Keller prior to his infamy. 

The police in London in 1888 followed a potential suspect in the Ripper murders but could not locate him after he had fled to a pub called Lost Souls in the Whitechapel area. 

A more recent account is that several members of the South Side Italians were seen leaving a Lost Souls Bar and Grill in Chicago on the morning of February 14th, 1929 as they went into the Lincoln Park area of Chicago on the fateful day. 

The most famous accounting of Lost Souls Tavern is of course that the Lost Souls Saloon in Deadwood was renamed Nuttal and Mann’s Saloon No. 10 just a day before Wild Bill Hickok played his fateful game of cards there.  

Recent caretakers of Hellview have reported spending time relaxing in Lost Souls Tavern.  It would appear that Hellview and Lost Souls have become intertwined.  There is a very “chicken and the egg” kind of argument about the existence of Lost Souls Tavern and Hellview Cemetery.

Since it is so difficult to date the actual age of Hellview or Lost Souls, it is hard to tell which of these came first.  Does one simply exist inside the other?  Can they exist without each other?  Did one create the other?  Studies like this can drive one mad.