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Shot - Stabbed - Hanged - and More on the Public Square

By Mike Watson

A unique walking tour of the Public Square in Columbia will highlight a few of the many incidents that have occurred on--and just off--the Town Square, illustrating its rich history. Just as the title states, there will be incidents of our varied past illustrated, some in graphic detail.

The group will form at the Annex steps, on the corner of the Square and Greensburg Street, and proceed around the Square, at 7pmCT on the evening of Friday, October 27, 2023.

The tour will be led by Mike Watson and Dave Thomas--fresh off the Lanterns & Tombstones Tours and Silent City Tours. This is an educational, historical walk back into the wild years of early Columbia, the Civil War, and more. It is not intended for small children, as it can be a bit gory.

For more information contact Mike Watson at the Adair Genealogy & History Research Center, 270-380-1024, or by email at

This story was posted on 2023-10-16 14:29:47
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