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Take a tour of Marble’s past

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Time travel is now available right here in the Crystal River Valley. If you come to Marble on Sunday, June 24 anytime between 1 and 4 p.m., you can step back in time about one hundred years. The Marble Hub and Marble Historical Society are presenting the Living History day, where  you can see scenes from old Marble reenacted.

This free and easy walking tour  takes you to 20 historic sites in Marble, seven of which are on the national register of historic places. At each spot, a historical character will explain the significance of the place and some dramatic action will happen. You will travel through time to meet teachers, miners, a banker, a minister at the community church, an artist, a bootlegger in the town jail, the Marble quarry master, the fire chief , the town doctor, marble carvers, masons and others.  

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Start at the Marble Hub, the visitors center on Main Street across from Slow Groovin’ BBQ. There you will receive a map of the route, which you can walk at your own pace and  experience the twenty different scenes.

This event is designed for everyone, kids and dogs included. In fact, if you wish to come in character and in historic costume, you are invited to interact with the historic figures. Following the event, at 5 p.m. you are invited to a community dinner party served outside at the Marble Hub. This will feature a gourmet Mexican taco plate. For further information call 963-1141 or visit the Marble Hub website at

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