Haunted Rockford, Illinois

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Just beneath the glossy surface of Rockford's rich heritage lies a dark history of tragedy. The city's troubled and turbulent past left scars that still resonate today. Geraldine Bourbon's final struggle still echoes throughout the farmhouse where her estranged husband pursued her with a pistol from room to room before gently laying her corpse on the bed. The sobs of society darling Carrie Spafford still keep vigil over the family plot of the cemetery where she sowed the heartbreak of her twilight years. From the vengeance of Chief Big Thunder to the Witch of McGregor Road, author Kathi Kresol shares the legends and lore of Rockford's haunted history.
ISBN: 9781467137294
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Haunted America
Images: 48
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kathi Kresol has been researching Rockford's history for the past ten years. She shares the fascinating stories she uncovers through her website www.hauntedrockford.com, her “Voices from the Grave” column in the Rock River Times weekly newspaper and through her Haunted Rockford Tours. Kathi's obsession is history, and she loves the opportunity to share this passion through the stories she collects. Kathi is a member of Rockford Historical Society, has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for history and reading in any way possible. Along with researching and writing about history, Kathi has given presentations on true crime cases, paranormal encounters and Rockford history. She has also been interviewed for several radio shows, local newscasts and newspapers and always considers it an honor to share the stories of the men, women and children who have called Rockford home.
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