Folklore and Legends of Rochester: The Mystery of Hoodoo Corner & Other Tales

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Born from the chilly waters of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York, has been the cradle of the modern spiritualist an anti-Masonic movements and religious sects and communes. This unusual history has given rise to strange legends and shrouded the city in mystery. Was the corner of Main and Elm Streets - McCurdy's Department Store - cursed? Who was Captain William Morgan, and why did he suddenly disappear? What stories lie behind Rochester's first murder and the execution of William Lyman's killer? What is hoodoo, and who is the Hoodoo Doctor? Native American tales, the history of the infamous Fox sisters and the secrets of the Freemasons are woven into these and other legends of Rochester
ISBN: 9781609491901
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: American Legends
Images: 51
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Keene worked for twenty-five years in the financial services industry as a financial planner. He also is the award-winning producer of Visions, True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies & Murder, which in part inspired this book. He lives in Pittsford, New York, with his wife, Diana, and their daughter, Michele, and grandson, Joshua. His website address is and e-mail is
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