The Derby

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Famous jockey George Woolf, aka “The Iceman,” bought the Derby Restaurant in 1938 but died 8 years later when he was thrown off a horse. Employees say they feel Woolf’s presence and hear his footsteps heading up the stairs to his living quarters above the restaurant.

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233 E Huntington Dr
Arcadia, CA 91006
United States

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34.1404412, -118.02360859999999
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
Arcadia, CA (0.7 mi.)
Monrovia, CA (1.5 mi.)
Mayflower Village, CA (1.9 mi.)
Sierra Madre, CA (2.2 mi.)
North El Monte, CA (2.6 mi.)
Duarte, CA (2.6 mi.)
Temple City, CA (3.0 mi.)
Bradbury, CA (3.0 mi.)
East Pasadena, CA (4.1 mi.)
San Marino, CA (4.9 mi.)

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  1. I currently work at The Derby. One time, late at night, I was turning a corner. I was completely alone, plus wasn’t near a window or door to cause a draft. Our valet team stores their umbrellas in that corner. It had been closed up and leaning against the door for hours as I walked by it. Then, in this one instance alone at night, the umbrella got pushed and fell down right into the of my feet. It’s almost like George isn’t the only one there because this entity seemed like it wanted to harm me. I have a few others but that one got me good.

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