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Samuel Seymour

Samuel Seymour wasn’t born in Rockford. Like many of the families living in Illinois in the mid 1800’s, Samuel came from the East coast. He was born in Litchfield, Connecticut …

The House Of Emma Jones

Emma Jones and her husband Frank were married in Rockford in 1898. Emma was born in Orfordsville, Wisconsin in 1879. The newlywed couple moved around a little, but eventually they …

George Bishop

The silence of the hot June summer afternoon was broken by the sound of a train whistle. This was not unusual for that part of the city and hardly anyone …

Irish Legend Pub

I often tell of how serendipitous my life is and my visit to the Irish Legend Pub is a definite example of that.  A few years ago, my boyfriend, John …

George Whitmore

I’m often asked how I find stories.  Sometimes I get them from something I read in the old newspapers and sometimes I hear stories from other people and research them.  This …

Briarhurst Manor

The quaint little town of Manitou Springs, Colorado offers scenic views of Pike’s Peak, cute little shops, healing waters from springs located all over the village, and ghosts! Briarhurst Manor …

Little Bohemia Lodge

Little Bohemia Lodge is located in Manitowish Waters in Northern Wisconsin.  It is a nice little supper club that claims “fine dining with a Northwoods touch!”    That is not its …

Mystery At Winnebago

When one thinks of the library, they often call to mind long stacks of colorful bindings where tall, thin, darkly dressed women glide through putting away books and shushing patrons.   …

Grewsome Catch

On the morning of August 22, 1908, Ross Foster started his day like he had ended the day before, fishing.  He put out the line around 10p.m on August 21 …

Ghost Bridge Road

Have you ever taken a trip (drive or other forms of travel) where you set off for one kind of adventure and end up having a completely DIFFERENT kind? Well, …

Jehial Harmon

Jehial Harmon was born in Suffield, Connecticut, Oct. 5, 1762.  This made him only  12 years old in April of 1775 when the Battle of Lexington  (and the beginning of …

Barbara Hamilton

Barbara Hamilton was only 14 years old when she died on June 6, 1909 in her home on North Second Street.  She had been ill for a while, in fact, …

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