Haunted Macomb

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The Illinois town of Macomb is the perfect example of an old prairie town that has grown from an unforgiving frontier into a modern and diverse community in the twenty-first century. Since 1828, spirits of departed citizens have stubbornly remained dead above ground within the county. Meet the Woman in Black, who gave the coal-mining community of Colchester an additional burden of dread to the one they faced every day beneath the earth. Both kindness and suffering indelibly mark the old orphanage where the unselfish hands of Josie Westfall still care for unseen children. And then there's the presence of Belulah Wagle, the brutally murdered wife of a bootlegger, in the cemetery where her remains were finally laid to rest. Garret Moffett will guide you among witches and poltergeists in this expert tour of Macomb's haunted history.
ISBN: 9781596290976
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Series: Haunted America
Images: 23
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Garret Moffett started Macomb's first historical tours and brings twelve years of research into its haunted lore to this project. Topics on tours included pioneer and cemetery tours, haunted history tours and bootlegging and true crime tours. Moffett received several awards for his historical tours and preservation of local history. In 2004, he took top honor in the state out of fifty-five other communities vying for the Illinois Main Street Award for historical development. The award was presented by then lieutenant governor Pat Quinn.
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