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Origins of the Jack O’ Lantern

October 16, 2013
By RICHARD GAST , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

With Halloween nearly upon us, children everywhere will be carving pumpkins into the Jack O' Lanterns that will welcome trick-or-treaters to their homes on Halloween. Whether carving the traditional friendly faces and ghoulish grins or something a bit more unusual, a whole lot creepier or laugh-out-loud funny, creating a Jack O' Lantern is good old fashioned fun. For many, it's a family tradition. But there's more to the origin of the Jack O' Lantern than just artistic fun!



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