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Cairo hosts 1920s festival Saturday

Jun 15, 2012 10:45 am

(Photo montage above from Cairo Historical Society)
The Cairo Historical Society throws the second annual "Temperance & Tommy Guns" salute to the area in the 1920s, Sat., June 16 along Main St. There will be history, highlights of the Prohibition Era, and lots of talk about Jack "Legs" Diamond, the gangster who lived part-time off Route 23 in Acra during the era. Main Street in Cairo will be closed for the day for the festival, which begins at 11 a.m. and includes Irish and German dance, a barbershop Quartet, the Kitty Kelly Band from East Durham, book signings by author Patrick Downey for "'Legs' Diamond, Gangster," antique cars, and a petting zoo at the Town Park. Listen here to hear an interview with Cairo Historical Society Vice-President Sylvia Hasenkopf on the "WGXC Morning Show" about the festival.

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