Haunted Alton

Haunted Alton

by Troy Taylor

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781892523082
Publisher: Whitechapel Productions Press
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 262
Sales rank: 601,330
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Troy Taylor is the author of more than seventy books on history, crime, mysteries and the supernatural in America. He was born and raised in Illinois and currently resides in an undisclosed location in Chicago.

Table of Contents

Introduction8
Welcome to the History & Hauntings of Alton & the Riverbend Region
I.Historic Alton13
The Coming of the Explorers
The Wood River Massacre
Pioneer Lore
The Beginnings of Alton
The Coming of the Railroads
The Golden Age of Steamboating & The Haunted River
Bloody Island & War Comes to Alton
Business in Alton & A Mysterious Lady in Black
Alton in the Roaring '20's
Alton's Gentle Giant
The Dream Continues
Haunted Alton
II.Mound Builders & Piasa Birds62
Native American Legends and Lore
III.The Lingering Spirit of Elijah Lovejoy72
Alton & the Underground Railroad
IV.Spirits of the Civil War81
Ghosts of the Alton Prison
Sunflower Island
The Mansion House
The Blaske Building
V.School Spirits93
Harriet Haskell & the Monticello Seminary
Hauntings at Milton School
VI.Spirits of Another Kind107
The Haunting of Alton's First Unitarian Church
VII.Spirits of Commerce117
Alton's Haunted Business Establishments
Meridian Coffee House
Other Haunted Spots
The Franklin House
Ghosts of Grafton
Spirits of Belleville
Mineral Springs Hotel
VIII.Haunted Places142
Haunted Houses and Ghostly Spots of the Riverbend
McPike Mansion
Montgomery House
Area Haunts and Hauntings
Personal Accounts of the Supernatural
The Meyer House
IX.The Three Mile House166
The Most Haunted House in the Riverbend Region!

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Haunted Alton 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Joseph54 More than 1 year ago
Well, another informative & interesting history lesson & chilling stories.Troy Taylor is the MASTER of the research & history of all his books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very well written and you can tell that Troy Taylor put alot of time, effort and Research into this book. alot of the stories just plain terrified me. as i myself have had run ins with spirits and ghosts myself as well as get that feeling of being observed or watched and being able to sense a presence in the houses i have been in. I would definatly recommend this book to those who love a good ghost story and being a native of Illinois and the alton region i found this book to be very interesting. and i can't wait till i get the pleasure of reading more of Troy Taylor's books of hauntings and spirits.