Ghosts of St. Charles

Ghosts of St. Charles

by Michael Henry

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Overview

St. Charles is the second-oldest city in Missouri and one of the oldest cities in the United States. For most of its history, it could have been featured in any bad western movie, with a legacy of street shootings and lynch mobs. When you sit on the banks of the Missouri River, it does not take much of an imagination to see, feel and perhaps even smell the ghosts lingering there. The scoundrels, the criminals and the victims of traumatic events are the spirits that cannot rest. Join Michael Henry for some of their stories as he keeps vigil with representatives of the city's restless past, from the lost dogs of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the mysterious Lady in White.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609490195
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Series: Haunted America
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 1,266,087
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author


Michael Henry was born in the Midwest, lives in the Midwest and, as a result, is not typical of the Midwest. He has been a student of the paranormal for more than thirty years and holds multiple degrees, including a PhD in communications. He has worked as a high school teacher, college professor, musician, mechanical engineer, computer consultant and historical researcher. Currently, he is a full-time magician performing all over the world (not just the Midwest), including Belfast, Northern Ireland; London; Las Vegas; and Chicago. He also manages a ghost tour, providing a well-documented historical and paranormal tour of the Historic District in St. Charles, Missouri. Henry currently shares a house (in the Midwest) with two cats, fifteen thousand books and several artificial flamingos.

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Haunted Timeline 13

The Last Civilized Stop 19

The Tragedy of the Miller's Daughter 25

The Old Woolen Mill 31

The Last Showboat: The Goldenrod 37

The Lady in White 45

The Repentant Sheriff 53

The Rude Ghost 61

The Legacy of Miss Aimee B 67

The Mother-in-Law House 75

The First State Capitol 81

The Ghosts of Lindenwood University 89

A Little Girl Lost 99

Share a Glass of Wine with a Ghost 105

A Mysterious Couple and an Inconvenient Graveyard 111

The Old Farmer's Home 119

About the Author 127

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