You might know by now that Knoxville’s past has a particularly notorious gunfight unmatched in the history of Dodge City. For our monthly gathering on Oct. 11 at Maple Hall, our guest is Mr. Patrick Hollis, the executive director of one of Knoxville’s most personally interesting sites, the Mabry-Hazen House. He’ll be talking about the sometimes-uninhibited Mabry family, and especially the 1882 gunfight that ended the lives of two members of the family, including Joseph Mabry, who had helped establish Market Square back in 1854, and who built that historic home—as well as the life of the man who shot them both. The extraordinarily efficient Mabry-O’Conner gunfight received national attention, partly thanks to Mark Twain. Free program. Drinks and bar food available for purchase.
This program is supported in whole or in part by federal award number 21.027 awarded to the City of Knoxville by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Arts & Culture Alliance.