Haunted Springfield, Missouri

Haunted Springfield, Missouri


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Echoes of a dynamic history still linger in Springfield, Missouri. The town square was the scene of a Civil War battle, a Wild Bill Hickok shootout and a tragic 1906 lynching. From the phantom landlord of Jefferson Avenue to the spectral bride of Grove Park Bridge, meet figures from the town's past that continue to mystify its present. Pore over reports of supernatural activity at Drury College and the Landers Theater and investigate a bounty of bizarre, sensational rumors from the surrounding countryside in this collection of Springfield ghost lore.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626191204
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 05/20/2014
Series: Haunted America
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 372,521
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Edward Underwood, with his wife Karen, is also an author of Forgotten Tales of Arkansas" and "Haunted Jonesboro" with The History Press. They are entertainers, writers and historians of the more bizarre side of life. Karen is a singer-songwriter and plays over a dozen musical instruments. You can find the latest performance information about her and her husband, Edward, at www.remarkablearts.comJohn and Sherry Jones are both experienced property managers who love all things historical and haunted. John and Sherry Jones are both experienced property managers who love all things historical and haunted."

Table of Contents

Foreword, by "Uncle Gregory" 7

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

A Word about Ghosts 13

1 Ghosts Act Up in Theaters 17

2 Corner of Heaven and Hell 21

3 The Bloodiest Five Hundred Yards in America 27

4 The Phantom Landlord of Jefferson Avenue 37

5 Backstage Casanova's Fall from Grace 43

6 The Springfield Inner Sanctum 49

7 Route 66 and the Highway to Hell 57

8 Tales from the Old Folks' Home 63

9 The Field Lights 77

10 The Icy Fingers of Death 81

11 The Dreary Side of Drury 85

12 The Bride under the Phelps Grove Park Bridge 89

13 The Infamous Albino Farm 93

14 The Blue, the Gray and the Blood Red 99

15 The Colonel's Secret Recipe for Terror 101

16 Making Contact with the Guests 103

17 Uncivil Warriors 105

18 The Dorm Mom from Hell 107

19 The Sweet Monsters Sleep in Springfield, but Play in Branson 109

About the Authors 112

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