Thursday, September 6, 2012

2012 Great Hanging Event Canceled -- WHY??

 The following can be found on the website for the Commemoration of the Great Hanging:

On Monday night , August 27th, the Cooke County Heritage Society Executive Board of Directors met and made the unanimous decision to cancel  "October’s Reign of Terror” due to lack of support.

Not much of an explanation  --  Sounds kind of lame.  Especially for those who have already purchased flights, reorganized work schedules, reserved rooms, etc, etc.   

**UPDATE** Check out the follow-up announcement by the Clark family here.

**Please read this post to find out WHY the commemoration event by the Cooke County Heritage Society was canceled.  Note the comment made by the Mayor Pro Tem of Gainesville.  It appears that Gainesville wants to ignore the fact that the hanging took place in their town.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you want to find out why the Historical Society had to cancel the event, read the Star-Telegram newspaper article about the Hanging:

It was not the fault of the Historical Society, but the town leaders did not want Gainesville to be tarished with the "Great Hanging" image.