WATR’s friend Gary Carden is writing a new play

Gary Carden, a renown regional storyteller, is writing a play about the tragedy that took the lives of convicts forced to dig the train tunnel north and west of Dillsboro in the 19th century.   I met up with Gary on an icy morning about a month ago at Monteith Farmstead Park.  He told me about this deadly incident and the horrific conditions endured by prisoners over a century ago.  This is just one of many, many stories from the “Place of the Turtle” — as the Cherokees used to call our river — that are yet to be told to a broad audience.

I recommend that you link to Tuck Rising Play on Facebook, look it over, and consider giving it a “Like.”

STAY WARM.  The thermometer at my house registered 0 degrees this morning.
Roger
WATR Director

Facebook Page for Tuck Rising Play

Facebook Page for Tuck Rising Play

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