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The Notorious Fox Sisters–Main Topic At CHNA May General Meeting

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The Notorious Fox SistersThe May 9th CHNA General Meeting will feature guest speaker Tracy Lee Murphy, Caretaker of the Hydesville Memorial Park–Birthplace of Modern Spiritualism. Her fascinating presentation relates the details of those mysterious rappings first heard on the night of March 31, 1848. The teenage Fox sisters interpreted these knockings as messages from the spirit of a peddler who said he’d been murdered some years earlier and his body was hidden in the basement. After that night, men began digging in the basement’s dirt floor but found no human remains. Shortly afterward, they moved into the Third Ward and were living at the corner of Troup and Sophia Streets (now Plymouth Avenue) when they presented their first large public demonstrations at Corinthian Hall. An impressive obelisk stands here today on Troup Street to commemorate the Fox Sisters and is now a part of our Corn Hill Historic Wellness Trail. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn about this important connection to our neighborhood’s history. The 7:30 p.m. CHNA meeting will be held in the lower level conference room at 133 S. Fitzhugh Street.