The Haunted America division of The History Press has recently released “Haunted Little Rock”, a book by Little Rock’s own Linda L. Howell. The book provides pictures, stories and eyewitness accounts of reported “hauntings” in Little Rock. Included in the book are tales of such landmarks as Mount Holly Cemetery, Robinson Center Music Hall, Reed’s Bridge and of course, The Empress of Little Rock.
Both history and eyewitness “sightings” are detailed in the book to give readers a fun and educational read. Did you know that Curran Hall once had a “guardian” cat named Scout whose supposed job it was to protect the premises? Have you heard the ghost exercising in the employee workout room in Little Rock City Hall? Several employees say that they have. Have you seen the grave of the Indian Woman “Elizabeth” in Mount Holly Cemetery? If so, did you know that her body isn’t really there? The marker was moved there by request of Albert Pike, but her body is still buried somewhere on the North Little Rock side of the river.
These stories and more will entertain and enlighten you as your read more about The Empress of Little Rock and other purportedly haunted spots in Little Rock in Linda’s book, available for purchase in The Empress gift shop. We love the beautiful picture of The Empress on the cover! You can also join Linda for Haunted Tours of Little Rock, every Friday night in October!!! During the tour, Linda takes you to several of the Haunted spots in her book, starting at MacArthur Museum and entering The Empress for a view of our tower card room. It is a frighteningly fun night for all!