The Live Towerview neighborhood, brimming with stories of the city's earliest burial sites, is a hotbed of ghostly activity. Former asylums like the ambitious Taylor Home Orphan Asylum and the infamous Racine County Insane Asylum are filled with chilling tales of the unexplained. The local Masonic Temple houses the restless souls of some of the city's earliest residents. So do Chances Food & Spirits and Ivanhoe, two of the most haunted taverns in southeastern Wisconsin. Historian Rory Graves uncovers some of Racine's most notorious haunts.
Working at the Racine Heritage Museum in high school, Rory Graves discovered a passion for local history and pursued a history and anthropology degree from the University of Wisconsin. After receiving their BA, Graves continued working in the museum industry, and a love of storytelling led them to sharing Racine's bizarre and often-overlooked history on their website, the Unconventional Historian (www.unconventionalhistorian.com). In their free time, Rory Graves loves staying at home watching horror movies with their wife and two cats.
- Pages: 128
- Publication Date: 2023
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing