Wednesday, August 4, 2010
My brother and sister-in-law took me to have dinner with his boss tonight and we ended up having ice cream at such a great place! Not only was the ice cream great, but the building is supposedly haunted! Right up my alley! There are two locations for Taggart's: Canton, and Magnolia, OH.
The location in Magnolia is the one we visited. The town is adorable and the building that houses the restaurant is an old stage coach stop and inn built in 1830. The structure has been used in the past as a hotel, tavern, restaurant, pharmacy, pizza shop and t-shirt shop. Druscilla and Isaac Miller ran the inn years ago, and legend has it that their spirits have never left. Here are some accounts of strange happenings by people in the restaurant:
--A maintenance man heard footsteps in the building when no one else was there.
--Ice cream originally stored in the freezer, would be found somewhere else in the basement, melted. This has happened twice. The ice cream is stored in five-gallon containers.
--Chocolate sauce that is kept in the cooler has also been found out of place in some other part of the basement.
--A female employee of Taggarts had her hair pulled as she was coming out of the basement cooler. (I talked to her tonight and she told me the story!)
--On one occasion, there was coffee in the main dinning room coffee pot brewing when employees came
--A Taggarts employee observed a “shadow lady” sitting on a chair in the employees bathroom on the second floor.
--While sitting in the “tea room”, a group of teachers from a local school, were seated at a table having lunch, when a ketchup bottle and sugar packet flew off another table toward them. This occurred after one of the teachers commented on how ugly the wife of Isaac Miller was. A photo of Drusilla Miller hangs on the first floor near the main entrance. (I was told to make sure I didn't say anything negative about her picture.)
Not a lot of great pictures, but what a cool place. You have to visit!