Discover ‘Boogers, Haunts and Haints’ during Folklore History Hike 

Discover ‘Boogers, Haunts and Haints’ during Folklore History Hike Oct. 14

COOKEVILLE – Heard of the Buckner Witch? How about Crazy George, Booger Swamp or Stamps Cemetery?

Discover these spooky characters and places, which are part of Cookeville’s haunting history, during the “Boogers, Haunts and Haints” Folklore History Hike this Saturday between the Cookeville History and Cookeville Depot museums.

“This is a free, self-guided event,” Ashley McKee, museums education specialist, said. “You begin at either museum, walk along Broad Street and read about our local legends. People would use these exaggerations of actual events to explain those spooks that go bump in the night.”

Entry forms with trivia questions may be picked up at either museum between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Completed forms are due back by 3:30 p.m. to be included in a drawing for a prize from Cookeville’s MealFit.

History Hikes, presented by the Historical Arts Division of the City of Cookeville Department of Leisure Services, are held the second Saturday of each month, April through August and in October. “Boogers, Haunts and Haints” is this year’s final hike.

For more information, call the Cookeville History Museum at 931-520-5455 or Cookeville Depot Museum at 931-528-8570.

 

WHAT: “Boogers, Haunts and Haints” Folklore History Hike

WHEN: Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

WHERE: Broad Street between Cookeville History and Depot museums

COST: Free

CONTACT: Cookeville History Museum, 931-520-5455; Cookeville Depot Museum, 931-528-8570

PHOTO INFORMATION:

  1. History Hike-Broad Street: Learn about Cookeville’s haunting history during a Folklore History Hike along Broad Street between the Cookeville History and Depot museums Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  2. Crazy George’s Bridge: Learn more about “Crazy George” and his bridge during Cookeville Leisure Services’ “Boogers, Haunts and Haints” Folklore History Hike on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  3. Stamps Cemetery: Discover the history of Stamps Cemetery during the “Boogers, Haunts and Haints” Folklore History Hike on Oct. 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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