Wed. Oct 27th, 2021

Henderson Sage was a traveling showman who brought his “Magic Lantern Exhibition” to Gate City, in November 1884. A “magic lantern,” was a name for a primitive slide projector.

Sage checked in to the Neeley Hotel. It was a typical Thanksgiving, or so everyone thought. The next morning, however, the proprietor had been murdered. Sage confessed to killing Neeley, but claimed it was self-defense.

No further records have been found thus far.

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