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Posted on: April 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Featured Friday: Monroe Edwards: The Counterfeit Prince of Texas

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After Monroe Edwards died in Sing Sing prison in 1847, penny dreadfuls memorialized him as the most celebrated American forger until the turn of the century. With a bizarre biography too complicated for easy history, his critical contributions to Texas settlement, revolution, and annexation were inextricably mired in his activities as a slave smuggler and confidence man.

On Friday, May 11, 2018, Author Lora-Marie Bernard will unravel the unbelievable story of one of the most notorious criminal adventurers ever to set foot on the soil of the Lone Star State. Her presentation will begin at 11 AM in the library’s meeting room.  Ms. Bernard is the author of The Counterfeit Prince of Old Texas, Lower Brazos River Canals, and Houston Center.  She will have copies of her books available for purchase after the program.

This presentation is the latest installment in the library’s Featured Friday series. These monthly programs offer a variety of lectures, movies and special programs of cultural, historical and local interest.

Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Deer Park Public Library. No registration is required and all are welcome to attend. There is no admission fee. The library is located at 3009 Center St., Deer Park, TX 77536.

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