Posted on July 22, 2012
One of the great episodic historic events in Arkansas happened in downtown El Dorado in 1902. The Tucker-Parnell Feud happened quickly on the Union Court House Square about 4:30 p.m. on the afternoon of October 9, 1902 which left three people dead and created a long-running feud which claimed many lives in its aftermath. There were complicated implications from the grand jury and some of the participants were banished outside the state. For many years following, a reaffirmed silence covered up the story.
The South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society continues to unravel the circumstances of this event and invites anyone who might have information or interest concerning these events to come for a panel discussion on Saturday, July 28, 2012, in the second floor courtroom of the Union County Courthouse. This panel will convene after the popular reenactment of the feud?s initial shootout, "Showdown at Sunset? is performed at 6:30 p.m. on the East side of the Courthouse in downtown El Dorado, Arkansas.
Howie Klausner, screenwriter from Nashville, Tennessee will be leading the panel discussion. Special guests will be Daniel Parnell and his brother Chuck Parnell, visiting from California as well as former Governor Jim Guy Tucker.
The public is invited and for more information contact Diane Alderson or Patrick Hotard at South Arkansas Historical Preservation Society: (870) 862-9890.
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