The Tobacco War Pilgrimage continues through this weekend in Hopkinsville, remembering one of the most turbulent periods in the history of western Kentucky and middle Tennessee.
Local residents have become accustomed to the Night Rider Raid and reenactment, but new events were added this year including a Saturday afternoon tour of historic homes and a reenactment of the Night Rider trial.
One of the homes being toured is that of Hopkinsville Chief Financial Officer Robert Martin, who says it’s important to look at the not so pleasant times when studying history.
Martin says like so many other movements in history, the motive of the Night Riders started out positive, but unfortunately turned violent.
The weekend will conclude Sunday with a free “Sounds of the Time” tour of historic churches in downtown Hopkinsville. One can find more information on the weekend’s events by going to www.tobaccowarpilgrimage.com.