Corsicana Odyssey Historical Tour Takes Place Oct. 8 and 9

From Staff Reports

“The Law and the Lawless,” a Corsicana Odyssey Historical Tour, will take place with a seated performance 7 p.m., Friday Oct. 8 at the Corsicana Library, located at 100 N. Twelfth Street. 15-minute walking tours will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Pioneer Village, located at 912 W. Park Avenue.

All Tickets are $10. Call 903-654-4808, or come by the Corsicana Public Library for tickets.

This is the seventh year the Navarro County Genealogical Society and the Corsicana Public Library have brought local biographical sketches of past residents in first-person presentations via a historical tour. The highlighted stations are new every year, and while familiar subjects may be revisited, the stories will always be different.

Come hear from some of Navarro County’s past lawful residents such as Sheriff Pevehouse (Rob Jones) and Rufus Highnote (Norman Stubbs) as they recount parts of their histories which made them famous or infamous.

Rowena Winfry will tell about some of the first African-American men to serve on the Corsicana Police Force, such as Theodor Hall.

When discussing the lawless characters of Navarro County, Clyde Barrow (Mark Bedgood) and his partner in crime Bonnie Parker (Alicia Rogers) are always in the discussions, as is a mention of outlaw John Wesley Hardin (James Kirk) who was reported once for killing a man just for snoring.

Additional events, such as the Fence Cutting War (Camille McClanahan and Ray Bland) and the Love-Anderson Feud, will be highlighted. In the past, the Odyssey has heard from William Love and William Anderson, but this year you will hear from Susanna Anderson (Dana Stubbs) and her son, Jim (Aaron Rollins).

COVID-19 Note: Ticket holders are encouraged to stay six to eight feet from anyone not in their household and/or wear a mask to keep the evening safe and pleasant for all, while following local and state orders for mitigating the spread of coronavirus. During the seated show, each group will be positioned in their own section.

Two performances of the Corsicana Odyssey Historical Tour take place Oct. 8 and 9. – Courtesy photo

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