Tours will be held on Oct. 27-29 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Witness scenes of the crime as history comes alive while walking to the actual spots where the murders occurred. You will hear from those accused of murder and their victims as portrayed by actors from the Gem Players Association.
“All of these murders are a unique part of Etowah’s past,”Chamber Director Durant Tullock said. “All of the events were taken straight out of the newspaper accounts and court documents to correctly adhere to what occurred at the time. These are events that many of us have heard over the years. Many myths and legends surround these actual events and we hope to teach history in an entertaining venue.”
“The first documented murder on Tennessee Avenue took place in 1908 when Etowah was in its infancy. The ruggedness that the new railroad town brought is evident in some of the earliest murders.” adds Tullock.
This 10-block walking tour will take you by lantern light through the downtown district leaving the L&N Depot every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 and reservations are required.
For tickets contact the Etowah Area Chamber of Commerce at 263-2228 or email email@example.com. Tickets are limited.