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There may be a ghost at the building that now houses Mint Tea, at 2014 Main St.

The building was once the home of J.J. Beauregard and his wife.

That is, until she killed him.

The Columbian, Zachary Kaufman The building that was once the home of J.J. Beauregard and his wife may have a ghost.

The Columbian, Zachary Kaufman
The building that was once the home of J.J. Beauregard and his wife may have a ghost.

“One night (in August, 1919), his wife and he got into an argument, and she shot him” at the jewelry store the couple owned down the road at Main and Seventh streets, said Brad Richardson of the Clark County Historical Museum. “But her husband didn’t blame her. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, on his deathbed, he said ‘please don’t convict my wife.’ And she was questioned, but they didn’t convict her. She lived at that house on Main Street until 1931.”

The quarrel had been about him planning a hunting trip and not telling her about it, one story in The Oregonian said.

“When that was still a residence (after she died), people would hear footsteps upstairs,” Richardson said. “Who knows if he’s maybe still up there, or she is.”