THE HISTORIC LINWOOD FOUNDATION
INVITES YOU TO THE
ANNUAL FALL RAMBLE
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Theme: “Murder Most Foul”
This sunset tour will feature six stories about Columbus people buried in Linwood Cemetery – some who met violent deaths and others who committed the crimes.
Followed by a cocktail buffet and “spirits.” Gates open at 4 p.m. Tours will start every 15 minutes and will continue till approximately 6:30 p.m.
Ab0ut the tour:
Each tour will begin with a short introduction to the theme of murder by Doug McLeod. Following that, ramblers will visit the graves of three murdered men:
- Stone carver Henry McCauley, who was shot in a barroom brawl (Claudya Muller, presenter)
- Newspaper man Colonel William Salisbury, who was killed by a man who accused him of libel (Jimmy Motos, presenter)
- Needham Benefield, a young mill worker who was killed by a co-worker at a picnic (Daniel Bellware, presenter)
Also featured will be:
- General Daniel McDougald, who shot his business partner Burton Hepburn – in self-defense (John Mallory Land, presenter)
- James McLester Jefferson, who killed a policemen during a day of drinking at a “near beer” saloon (Brian Luedtke, presenter)
- Edward Powers Peabody, who legally changed his name – for a price – and later died mysteriously (Linda McCardle, presenter)
Visitors with special mobility needs are asked to come to the pre-5:00 p.m. tours, when golf cart tours will be available. Walking ramblers are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and consider bringing a flashlight.
Parking: Piedmont Medical’s 17th Street Outpatient Parking Lots; police officers will assist with parking directions.
Tickets: $30 for adults and $15 for students (under age 21). Tickets are available now at the Historic Linwood Foundation Office on the grounds of Linwood Cemetery.
For more information: Call the Foundation Office at 706-321-8285, Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST.