2012-09-27 / Dining and Entertainment
Special Tour to Be Part of Fabulous 1890s Weekend
On Sept. 4, 1897, around midnight, Effie Copley of Hills Creek was shot in the head four times on the bank of what is now part of the Mansfield University campus. Effie’s estranged husband, Walter Goodwin of Charleston, was accused of murdering her. Walter claimed that it was his 14-year-old girlfriend, Gertrude Taylor of Gaines, who pulled the trigger.
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