Ghosts of Springfield and Southern Illinois

Ghosts of Springfield and Southern Illinois

by Rachel Brooks-Posadas
     
 

Southern Illinois' ghost stories stretch from Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln's ghost relaxes in a rocking chair in his old home, to the city of Alton, where the ghost of murdered abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy roams near his monument in Alton Cemetery. While you're in Alton, you'll meet the ghost of Reverend Phillip Mercer who locks and unlocks doors at the First

Overview

Southern Illinois' ghost stories stretch from Springfield, where Abraham Lincoln's ghost relaxes in a rocking chair in his old home, to the city of Alton, where the ghost of murdered abolitionist Elijah Lovejoy roams near his monument in Alton Cemetery. While you're in Alton, you'll meet the ghost of Reverend Phillip Mercer who locks and unlocks doors at the First Unitarian Church. In downtown Decatur, you just might run into Red, the Lincoln Theater's most infamous ghost. And if you're still feeling brave, you can wander to the Cracker Factory where you can hear the whistling ghost of Sam Thames. He has a knack for moving things around at night. Get ready to come face to face with these and other Illinois ghosts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764333040
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
05/28/2009
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,147,194
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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