“History and Haunts” Trolley Tour Marks the Anniversary of a Civil War Battle

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Tuscumbia –  On Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., the Tuscumbia Trolley will once again take tour participants on the annual “History and Haunts” Trolley Tour to some of the town’s most “haunted” sites, among them Tuscumbia’s historic Train Depot and the site of the Civil War battle that took place on the outskirts of town in 1863. The trolley tour is marking the 149th anniversary of the Engagement of Little Bear Creek, an event that engaged a large number of Confederate defenders of the town as well as a substantial number of Federal invaders. A living history encampment will be portrayed by SCV re-enactors.

 

John McWilliams, local historian and story-teller will guide the tours and will also share information about alleged paranormal activity at the sites, including a slide show of photographs that seem to show unexplained ghostly figures.

 

Tours will depart from Cold Water Books, corner of Sixth and Main Streets in Tuscumbia.

 

Tickets are $10.00 each, available in advance from Cold Water Books. Proceeds will benefit the Colbert County Historical Landmarks Foundation.  The mission of the Foundation is to encourage preservation of historic sites and to educate the public about the history of the county.

 

For more information call Colbert County Tourism & Convention Bureau at

256-383-0783 or contact Cold Water Books at 256-381-2525.

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Rosedale Gardens October 8, 2012 - 5:53 am

I took the picture at last years tour. It’s a fantastic tour to go on. Very informative. Mary Carton

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