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Haunted Springfield, Illinois

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3.08  ·  Rating details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Springfield has launched a lot of history, from the career of Abraham Lincoln to the wagon train that bore the Donner party to their fate. While taking this tour with Garret Moffett, you will come face to face with the history that has refused to leave. Meet the Gibson Girl who turned society circles into seances during her life and the vengeful actor who held down a leadi ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 16th 2011 by History Press (SC)
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John
Jul 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
As there's no bibliography included you'd never know how much of this book was "borrowed" from the writings of Troy Taylor and myself (and presumably others). I don't mind if people use what I've written (and published) but a little credit would be greatly appreciated.
Lauren
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. I liked this book although it would've been a better read for October rather than September. Having been born and raised in Springfield, Illinois I thought this might be an interesting read. Especially as a former student of springfield high not that I ever had any encounters myself. Also having been a thespian and been in the old theater guild. Which to update has now reopened as a theater named the Legacy. Which I'd heard both stories growing up but hadn't heard many of the others.
Katie Siehr
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
I read the book "Haunted Springfield, Illinois". I think the authors purpose of this book was to inform the reader about Illinois history and all the neat things that had gone on before our time but also entertain us with the ghost stories and phantom voices that people clam to have seen and heard. The author also tell us about some of the unique history that you normally wouldn't hear about, for instance in the book he talks about a man named Rowan Herndo. Rowan was cleaning his gun one afterno ...more
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