Last updated: June 01. 2013 12:35AM - 289 Views
Michael Howlett
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The last of the series of public events scheduled by the 1912 Courthouse Tragedy Centennial Committee will be presented on Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. in the historic Carroll County Courtroom. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome.


On March 28, 1913, Floyd Allen and his son, Claude, died in the electric chair in the Richmond Penitentiary. This, the final act in the sad drama of the Carroll County Courthouse Tragedy, brought to a close the death and destruction that occurred here 100 years ago.


In memorial, the Centennial Commemoration Committee and the Carroll County Historical Society will present a program by local author and historian Ron Hall on “The Final Days of the Allens.” Hall, who retired from public speaking on the subject a few years ago, will return to the courthouse this final time to speak on the Tragedy.


The audience will hear of the final acts, thoughts, and words of the doomed father and son. The program will include numerous period photographs and details never before revealed. Music about the tragedy will be presented including an original song, “Floyd’s Lament,” written by a local musician.


For additional information, please contact the Carroll County Museum at (276) 728-4113 or by e-mail at carrollmusem@yahoo.com


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