Sunday, October 28, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
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Haunted Phoenix Bus Tour Explores the Spookier Side of Downtown
Get in the Halloween spirit and join Marshall Shore, the unofficial Arizona Hip
Historian for a bus tour of historic graveyards, ruins, and ghostly haunts in
downtown Phoenix. The tour commences at the Clarendon, a boutique hotel with a
wildly checkered past. Once the scene of the infamous Don Bolles murder, the hotel
is home to various ghosts, including some recent and some longtime residents.
The tour will include a drive by of the historic Orpheum Hotel (Adams and Second
Avenue), home to the mysterious female spirit who wanders inside; a visit to the
Pioneer and Military Memorial Park, the final resting place to notable figures in
Arizona history and folklore; a peek inside the ruin of the historic First Baptist
Church on 3rd Ave and Monroe, which caught fire in the mid-80’s (this will be the
first time the public has been able to see inside more than 20 years); a stop at the
San Carlos Hotel, home to the ghost of Leone Jensen, who has haunted its halls since
1928; and finally, MacAlpine’s Soda Fountain (2303 N. 7th Street) home to three
ghosts, including a former owner who watches the cash register.
Tour participants can park at the Clarendon and enjoy a $3.00 Bloody Michelada
(Bloody Mary mix, fresh lime, Tecate and a salted rim) at the Gallo Blanco bar inside
before the tour. Get your spook on, Phoenix-style!
When: Sunday, October 28, 2012, from 4-5:30 pm
Where: Bus leaves from the Clarendon Hotel at 401 W. Clarendon, Phoenix.
What: A guided bus tour hosted by history raconteur, Marshall Shore, who shares
the hidden history of these sites.
Cost: $25; get your tickets at http://hauntdphx28.eventbrite.com/
Marshall Shore: Hip Historian
Marshall Shore leads history-based tours with a twist. His focus is on the weird, the
wonderful, and the obscure: the semi-forgotten people, places, and events that have
made us who we are today. Known as the “Unofficial Arizona Hip Historian,” he uses
his storytelling magic to create a unique window on the past.