Haunted Akron

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Run down the apparitions that float about Rubber City streets and façades like the shadow of a passing blimp. Stroll along forgotten canals amid the restless chatter and clank of spirits cut down before their hard lives became easier. Catch a show at the Civic Theater with a "former" engineer who prophesied that death wouldn't keep him from work. A more restive spirit is that of John Tedrow, a twenty-something mauled and murdered during a drunken brawl in 1882; he wails for help and resolution. In this ghostly tour through Akron's haunted and sometimes brutal past, paranormal specialist and historian Jeri Holland digs into the ghost tales and local legends that linger here like this city's industrial heritage.
ISBN: 9781609493677
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Haunted America
Images: 40
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
From family photos to important historical events about her hometown of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Jeri Holland has dedicated passion, time, knowledge and colossal effort in the pursuit of compiling and documenting the treasured past. She has created websites Cuyahoga Falls History (www.cuyahogafallshistory.com) and History of Akron & Summit County (www.akronhistory.org) and joined several historical societies, including the Cuyahoga Falls Historical Society and the Summit County Historical Society, to share this past with anyone who wishes to know it. Jeri has spent many hours studying firsthand what goes bump in the night, be it in the dark woods or run-down sanitariums and prisons. Jeri is the creator and director of the paranormal group Cuyahoga Valley Paranormal and designed and operates the websites www.hauntedcuyahoga.net and www.hauntedakron.info. Jeri currently provides classes about the paranormal at the Quirk Cultural Center in Cuyahoga Falls throughout the year. Jeri also shares her experience of investigating eerie places by organizing community events such as haunted scavenger hunts and hikes. Imparting the fact that the world is far more mysterious than what we see and hear every day is Jeri's goal; the goose bumps aren't bad either.
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