Thursday, February 25, 2010

Vigilantes to Verdicts!

Our Friends of the Library spring Dinner in the Stacks, Vigilantes to Verdicts, will be held Saturday March 6, 2010 with appetizers at 6:30 and dinner at 7 followed by a program by author Sherri Knight. Sherri grew up in Stephenville, attended Stephenville Public Schools, and Tarleton. After teaching all over Texas she returned to Stephenville and has written two books. Vigilantes to Verdicts is a history of the area District Court, which includes Erath County.

Hear about the incidents that turned the wheels of justice! From the quick dispatch of horse thieves, an overturned stagecoach driven by a drunken teamster, and the trial of John Wesley Hardin to the hanging of Tom Wright, the stories from Vigilantes to Verdicts will keep you riveted to the events of the nineteenth century in north central Texas!

The Friends of the Tarleton Dick Smith Library held the first Dinner in the Stacks in the Fall of 1993, with a program on the Civil War presented by Major William Brown. It was a great success with 96 in attendance. The Friends' Dinner has been held in the fall and spring semesters since then, with a variety of programs including programs by other authors, historical re-enactments, and even Elvis!

We hope you will call and make reservations today for Vigilantes to Verdicts, March 6, 2010!

Friends members $15

Non-members $17.50.

254/968-9871 or 254/968-9474

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