Vol. 3 Issue 4: Elmwood Cemetery!

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Elmwood Cemetery in Centralia is home to the statue of Harriet Annie Marshall, otherwise known as “Violin Annie.” A popular local legend maintains that the sweet strains of a violin can be heard emanating from the cemetery at night. “Violin Annie” is said to be the origin of this ethereal music.

Despite being a haunting and popular story, the mysterious music of Violin Annie has managed to stay out of most books on Illinois ghostlore. Now join the Legends and Lore of Illinois as we uncover the mystery of Violin Annie!


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