Folklore and Legends of Rochester: The Mystery of Hoodoo Corner & Other Tales

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Born from the chilly waters of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York, has been the cradle of the modern spiritualist an anti-Masonic movements and religious sects and communes. This unusual history has given rise to strange legends and shrouded the city in mystery. Was the corner of Main and Elm Streets―McCurdy’s Department Store―cursed? Who was Captain William Morgan, and why did he suddenly disappear? What stories lie behind Rochester’s first murder and the execution of William Lyman’s killer? What is hoodoo, and who is the Hoodoo Doctor? Native American tales, the history of the infamous Fox sisters and the secrets of the Freemasons are woven into these and other legends of Rochester

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 and striving to make these books available to a wide audience.■■■■■635 Rutledge Ave., Suite 107Charleston, SC 29403   Folklore and Legends of RochesterThe Mystery of Hoodoo Corner & Other TalesMichael Keene Born from the chilly waters of Lake Ontario and the Genesee River, Rochester, New York, has been the cradle of the modern spiritualist an anti-Masonic movements and religious sects and communes. This unusual history has given rise to strange legends and shrouded the city in mystery. Was the corner of Main and Elm Streets--McCurdy's Department Store--cursed? Who was Captain William Morgan, and why did he suddenly disappear? What stories lie behind Rochester's first murder and the execution of William Lyman's killer? What is hoodoo, and who is the Hoodoo Doctor? Native American tales, the history of the infamous Fox sisters and the secrets of the Freemasons are woven into these and other legends of Rochester  Media review copies, high-resolution photographs and interviews available upon request.  Michael Keene worked for twenty-five years in the financial services industry as a financial planner. He also is the award-winning producer of Visions, True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies & Murder, which in part inspired this book. He lives in Pittsford, New York, with his wife, Diana, and their daughter, Michele, and grandson, Joshua. His website address is ad-hoc-productions.com  If you would like to schedule an interview with the author, please contact Michael KeenePO Box 40805Rochester, N.Y. 14604800-648-8909ad-hoc-visions.comISBN: 978-1-60949-190-1 * Paperback   *   144 pages   *   $19.99 * 2011 SPECIAL BOOKSTORE DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE !

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Michael Keene worked for twenty-five years in the financial services industry as a financial planner. He also is the award-winning producer of Visions, True Stories of Spiritualism, Secret Societies & Murder, which in part inspired this book. He lives in Pittsford, New York, with his wife, Diana, and their daughter, Michele, and grandson, Joshua. His website address is http://www.ad-hoc-productions.com and e-mail is info@ad-hoc-visions.com.

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