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Laura Foster
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 36° 02.965 W 081° 26.838
17S E 459710 N 3989522
Quick Description: Tom Dula(Dooley)was hanged for her Murder. The popular legend is told in the popular folk song "Hang Down Your Head Tom Dooley."
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 5/29/2006 5:58:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMDTD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GeoGordie
Views: 39

Long Description:
This historical marker stands beside of North Carolina Route 268 in Caldwell County, North Carolina. This marker was erected here in 1991 by the Woodman of the World, Lodge 95, Lenoir, North Carolina. The text of the marker reads:

"Laura Foster - Died May 28, 1866, May She Rest In Peace."

"On the 28th of May 1866,Laura Foster, a beautiful but frail girl, was decoyed from her fathers house at German Hill in Caldwell County to a place in Wilkes County and was murdered. Tom Dula (Tom Dooley) was later hanged for her murder. She was buried on the banks of the Yadkin River on the farm of John Walter Winkler."

"Laura's Grave is across the road, surrounded by the whitewashed locust fence. The land for this park is provided by John Christian Bernhardt."
Marker Name: Laura Foster

Marker Type: Roadside

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