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History By Foot: Downtown walking tours taking off Saturday

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Local historian John Sellers shares some history he’s discovered about various landmarks and historical buildings on the downtown square during a previous walk. Two tours, starting at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Saturday will make up the 5th Annual History By Foot. Call 903-885-7523 to RSVP. File PhotoEver wondered about the downtown area, the people and events that shaped it? Then be sure to register for Saturday’s 5th Annual History By Foot tour.

 

 

 

 

The walking tour of downtown Sulphur Springs is a big hit every time it’s offered. Local historian John Sellers shares some of the history he’s discovered about various landmarks and historical buildings, and what events took place where.

“We will talk about buildings, people and historic events. You won’t want to miss this one,” said Sellers. “This is the first time we will tour the residential block. There will be a surprise or two too before we finish up.”

The tour begins by the flagpole in the center of the newly renovated courthouse square, takes Connally Street to Davis Street and continues north to Houston Street, exploring the early residential district. The tour will wind it’s way back to Main Street then back to the square.

The tour, offered by Sulphur Springs Downtown Business Alliance, will be offered at two times Saturday, April 20. The first begins at 9 a.m. and the second will depart at 10:45 a.m. Those planning to attend are asked to confirm attendance by either purchasing a ticket at Alliance Bank, City National Bank or Hopkins County Genealogical Society’s Research Library on Main St., or RSVP by calling 885-7523 before Saturday. This will help with planning.

A fee of $10 is charged for the tour. The funds will go to SSDBA to help promote the downtown area.

Sellers will also be leading the sold out midnight mystery tour April 27 to explore some downtown buildings by flashlight and hear a few of the “darker tales from downtown.”

Those planning to participate in either are encouraged to wear footwear appropriate for walking the area.

 

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