Horror at Taliesin

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One of Wisconsin’s finest landmarks, and arguably the state’s crown jewel, is Taliesin, the sprawling 600-acre estate and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright, renowned as history’s greatest architect.   Taliesin, in Spring Green, WI, is visited by the thousands every year by those curious to see where the genius did his work, and national landmarks such […]

The Cambridge Death Curve Part 2: Cries from the Grave

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Continued from Part 1… Shortly after Julia Markham used an ax to murder her seven children, a postman discovered a letter she had written to her husband. The letter proved the murders had been premeditated. “Dear Clarence,” she wrote. “This is to say goodbye to you. Some give their souls for others, and I […]

The Cambridge Death Curve Part 1: An Unspeakable Crime

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Life is slow in Henry County, Illinois. With 86.7 percent of its land devoted to agriculture, the most commotion a visitor is likely to hear comes from tractors rumbling across the land as farmers plow their fields. Cambridge, the county seat, is a village of little more than 2,000 residents. Less than a mile […]

Murder & Mayhem in Rockford a Macabre Look at Local History

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Murder & Mayhem in Rockford by Kathi Kresol was published by the History Press (Arcadia Publishing) in November 2015. As a librarian and proprietor of Haunted Rockford Tours, Kresol is intimately familiar with the darker side of her city’s history. Now she has compiled some of those stories, both infamous and lesser-known, into a beautifully designed book […]

Interview with Kathi Kresol, Author of Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois

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Kathi Kresol has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years and loves sharing her enthusiasm for reading. She started teaching history using ghost stories when she homeschooled her children. Kathi loved the research and the ghost stories so much, she wanted to share them with the Rockford Community. Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois is […]

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