The Haunted Boonslick

Ghosts, Ghouls & Monsters of Missouri's Heartland
Product Number: EB00741948
Released: Nov 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781625841636
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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"A slim, riveting tome dedicated to the haunts of the Mid-Missouri region . . . This book is chock-full of history" (Columbia Daily Tribune). There is some uncertainty about the exact borders of the region that bounds the Boonslick trail but little doubt about the palpable and unsettling presence of its history. Stir up Missourians from St. Louis to Jackson County with the mention of ghosts, and after a few minutes of demurring, you will soon have more stories than you can shake a sheet at. Attend to the haunting music of John "Blind" Boone or the otherworldly poetry of Patience Worth. Crouch down in Civil War battlefields, crowded taverns or the uncomfortable saddle of a headless horse. Wend your way through Missouri's haunted heart: the Boonslick. Includes photos! "The book covers a broad history of hauntings and unexplained occurrences since 1812. It is peppered with ghost stories that have very human explanations." -Missourian "Mary Collins Barile gives a history of the area, and mentions that these ghost stories are ones that are unknown to outsiders, yet important to the history of the region." -St. Louis Magazine

Author(s): Mary Collins Barile
Original Publish Date: Aug 23, 2011

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