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Join us for a thrilling evening of spooky tales and haunted history on the Historical Youngstown Ghost Tour. Explore the eerie streets of Youngstown as our tour leads you through the city's historical and “ghostly” landmarks. Get ready to encounter dramatic spirits and hear their chilling stories, and maybe interact with the “ghostly” world. This in-person event is perfect for thrill-seekers and history buffs alike. Whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this ghost tour promises a night of entertainment!
Margaret Harbison & Carl the Newsie
A young, beautiful woman caught up in a scandalous murder when her estranged husband James Harbison killed her lover Louis Bergman.
Newsies were very busy in the summer of 1905 as the murder of Louis Bergman, Margaret Harrison’s lover, had taken over the headlines of every area newspaper. Carl wants you to “read all about it!”
John Young & Mary Young
An enterprising businessman who purchased thousands of acres in the Connecticut Western Reserve and settled John Young’s Town February 9, 1797.
John Young’s wife who was rather annoyed by the struggles of frontier life.
Davis & Delbert - Buckeye Elks Members
The Buckeye Elks prided themselves on fostering the best in citizenship and values among local Black residents. Davis and Delbert were two of those early leaders.
Buster the Bookie
Gambling Bookie, Buster, tries to convince the crowd to place some bets on the next big fight, Youngstown Boxing Champ Mike Farraghe vs. Phil Cassidy - the fight is taking place February 12, 1912. Buster plans on making a small fortune through the popularity of this match.
Rosemary the Shopper
Rosemary hops on a streetcar and heads into downtown Youngstown to shop at her favorite high-end department store.
Cliff the News Reporter & Anna the Crying Woman
The Titanic tragedy has been all anyone can discuss for days. Cliff, A Youngstown Telegram reporter, heads to the Erie Terminal to witness the emotional return of the first Youngstown passenger back in the city.
A Lebanese woman who greeted Shawneenee George as she returned from her horrifying experience aboard the Titanic.
Reggie the Rayen Student
Reggie just wants to see a movie at a downtown theater, but the all-too-common segregation of the era kept him away.
Natalie the Usherette & Sam Warner
A young woman working the aisles at the Warner Theatre.
Sam Warner recalls his relationships with his brothers, their start in motion pictures, and the theatre built in his honor.
The Warner Brothers - Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack - were members of a Jewish immigrant family from Poland that settled in Youngstown in the mid-1890s. On May 14, 1931, the family gathered in Youngstown to dedicate a luxurious new Warner Theater to the people of the city where it all started, and to memorialize Sam, who died in 1927.
John Young and his surveying team arrived in the Mahoning River Valley on June 27, 1796, in the area known today as Spring Commons. Young purchased a 15,560-acre township from the Western Reserve Land Company of Connecticut on February 9, 1797, establishing "John Young's Town."
Margaret was quite shaken by the murder of her lover and desperately wanted to attend the burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. She visited the dug grave to place a large amount of flowers there and then waited on the Mahoning River Bridge for the funeral procession, crying quite passionately as they passed by.
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