August 20 2022, 7:00pm

Dinner and Spirits - An Evening of American Axe Murders

Dinner and Spirits - An Evening of American Axe Murders

Mineral Springs Mall

301 E. Broadway Alton, Illinois
Alton, Illinois 62002

  • Admission: $46 per person (includes dinner and book signing)
  • Time: 7:00 PM

Join author Troy Taylor for another night of our “An Evening with…” series of events! This eerie evening will include a catered dinner, served in our private ballroom at the Mineral Springs Mall. After dinner, Troy Taylor will be presenting “American Ax Murders,” a look back at some of the nation’s bloodiest murder sprees —from Villisca to Millstadt to San Antonio and Beyond -- and the hauntings that linger in their wake!

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the ordinary household ax was one of the most commonly-used murder weapons in America. It was for a simple reason — everyone had one — but the murder sprees linked to the ax have become some of history’s most legendary and horrific in the annals of American crime. From the murders in Villisca, Iowa and the Midwest Axman’s terrible trail of death, to the killer that preyed on Austin, Texas, the “Ax Fiend” of the Deep South, and the blood-soaked murders on Saxtown Road in Millstadt, Illinois, Troy Taylor takes you behind the locked doors of America’s Murder Houses and presents tales of terror at the edge of an axe!

All Dinner and Spirits events will take place in Alton's haunted Mineral Springs Mall ballroom and will be catered. For more haunted tours, dinners, and spooky events see Rivers and Route's events page or visit


One of the oldest buildings in Alton, the Mineral Springs Mall mixes the spooky, the spiritual, and the historic into an amalgam of businesses, shops, and events unlike any place in the…
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