54 minutes | Jun 30th 2020

The Baker Institute

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In the 1930's, Iowa radio personality, Norman Baker, claimed to have found the cure for Cancer.  People flocked to his hospital in desperation for a treatment.  But things weren't exactly what they seemed to be. 

“Norman Baker (A Life History)” by Ron Bopp Carousel Organ, Issue No. 28: July, 2006

Crescent Hotel History https://crescent-hotel.com/history.shtml

Norman G. Baker https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_G._Baker#Early_life

Con Man: The Fraud Who Claimed To Have a Cure For Cancer By John killerlane https://historycollection.com/norman-baker-man-claimed-cure-cancer/

A nightmare of medical fraud in Kansas from decades ago inspired a movie currently in pre-production by: Jennifer Silvey, Sep 22, 2019, Updated: Sep 22, 2019 https://fox4kc.com/news/a-nightmare-of-medical-fraud-in-kansas-from-decades-ago-inspired-a-movie-currently-in-pre-production/

“The Crescent Hotel Is Haunted” Published by Tony Brueski on April 9, 2018 https://www.thegravetalks.com/the-crescent-hotel/

“Baker, Norman (November 27, 1882–September 8, 1958)” THE BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF IOWA, University of Iowa Press Digital Editions, Eric Juhnke http://uipress.lib.uiowa.edu/bdi/DetailsPage.aspx?id=18

Norman Baker (A Life History) Ron Bopp Carousel Organ, Issue No. 28 — July, 2006 https://coaa.us/index_archive/Issues_21_to_30/Norman%20Baker%20(A%20Life%20History)_%20Ron%20Bopp_%20_28%20&%2029.pdf

Photo Of The Day by Lux on May 27, 2016 https://www.whaleoil.net.nz/2016/05/photo-day-761-25

Baker, Norman, The Castle in the Air-Where Sick Folks Get Well Atop The Ozarks, Norman Baker Institute, Eureka Springs, Arkansas; 1939

Encyclopedia Britannica; Http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9071175.

Taylor, Troy, The Haunting of America; Whitechapel Press, Decatur, Illinois; 2001

Juhnke, Eric S., Quacks and Crusaders-The Fabulous Careers of John Brinkley, Norman Baker, & Harry Hoxsey; University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas; 2002.

Historic hotels of America- National Trust for Historic Preservation:1886 Historic Crescent Hotel and Spa https://www.historichotels.org/us/hotels-resorts/1886-crescent-hotel-and-spa/ghost-stories.php

The Haunted Room 218 of Crescent Hotel: Anomalien.com Apr 30, 2020 https://anomalien.com/the-haunted-room-218-of-crescent-hotel/

The Crescent Hotel By JustanotherTori Date: 2012-07-05 https://www.yourghoststories.com/real-ghost-story.php?story=15831

The Crescent Hotel Published by Tony Brueski on April 9, 2018 https://www.thegravetalks.com/the-crescent-hotel/

Haunting Ghost Experiences Revealed Posted on September 24, 2014 by Amanda https://crescent-hotel.com/blog/haunting-ghost-experiences-revealed/

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