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Dromgoole, Twice-Murdered

100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27515
Dates: March 18, 2018
Phone: (919) 929-1793
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Chapel Hill Historical Society Presents: Dromgoole, Twice-Murdered: Unraveling a Southern Legend; Presentation by E. T. Malone, Jr. Peter Pelham Dromgoole's mysterious disappearance in 1833 from the UNC campus in Chapel Hill created a legend that he had been killed in a midnight duel on Piney Prospect. Inspired by this tale, a secret society, the Order of Gimghoul, constructed massive Gimghoul Castle on the spot in 1925. The legend, repeated to every generation of Carolina students, has inspired poems, short stories, and novels, plus reams of newspaper, radio, television, and internet features.