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Southern Son author to speak about Doc Holliday on April 22
Author of "Southern Son", Dr. Crawford Long, will be speaking about her relation to the famous Doc Holliday, April 22.

‘Doc Holliday & Dr. Long: Giving Life to a Legend’

When: 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 22

Where: Jefferson Civic Center, 65 Kissam St., Jefferson

Cost: $15 for Crawford Long Museum and $20 nonmembers

More info: 706-367-5307

The legendary shootout at OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz., immortalized Wyatt Earp, his brothers, Virgil and Morgan, and his friend, John Henry “Doc” Holliday.

Now, Northeast Georgians can learn even more about the iconic Holliday and his relation to the state’s own Crawford Long in a special presentation Friday, April 22, at the Jefferson Civic Center.

Award-winning Georgia author Victoria Wilcox will present “Doc Holliday & Dr. Long: Giving Life to a Legend” from 7-9 p.m. at 65 Kissam St. in Jefferson. She will explore the roots of Doc Holliday, who was kin to Long, in the event that is part of the Crawford Long “Supper & Substance” series. Sheriff’s badges and bandanas will be free for the first 25 to 30 folks.

Tickets are $15 for Crawford Long Museum members and $25 for nonmembers. They can be purchased at the museum at 28 College St. in Jefferson.

A light supper will include barbecue, baked beans, cole slaw, brownies and iced tea.

Preregistration is requested by calling 706-367-5307.

Wilcox is a nationally known authority on Holliday, whom she researched for 18 years after founding Fayetteville’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum. He also is the subject of her popular historical fiction trilogy, “Southern Son: The Saga of Doc Holliday.”

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