Historical tales lend excitement to library’s fundraiser ghost tour

José Alonzo

Staff writer

On Friday the 13th, El Progreso Memorial Library staged its annual Lantern Ghost Tour fundraiser on Uvalde’s downtown plaza during Four Square Friday.

The event raised $1,000 to benefit the library’s operating expenses.

This tour was based on local historical events. The stories told were about the 1894 flooding and how townspeople pulled a prank on former vice president John Nance Garner.

“Ghosts” present to tell tales included Kate Benson, Dolly Shane Gibbens, John Nance Garner and Henrietta Humphreys Motes.

“We are so grateful to Susan Anderson for all the years she has carefully researched and written about local history so we can have this event,” said Mendell Morgan, director of the El Progreso Memorial Library.

The tales told on the ghost tour include when Garner was appointed judge, it was brought to his attention that an indigent man needed to see a doctor.


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