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Fall Ramble 2019

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

$15 – $30


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.


October 17
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$15 – $30
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Linwood Cemetary
721 Linwood Blvd
Columbus, GA 31901 United States

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