SIOUX CITY -- A free walking tour of Pearl Street is planned Thursday. The event is part of Historic Preservation Week.

Sioux City Public Museum Archivist Grace Linden and city Transportation Planner Jill Wanderscheid will lead the two-hour tour, scheduled to start at 3 p.m. on the northwest corner of Third and Pearl streets.

"We will give an overall history of the area and how it developed through the years,” said Wanderscheid, who also will discuss current improvements being done in corridor.

One of the planned stops is the southeast corner of Fourth and Water streets, where a plaque recognizes the Rev. George Haddock, an anti-liquor advocate gunned down in August 1886. Haddock was shot dead on the corner after he and another man checked out illegal taverns in Greenville. The incident catapulted Sioux City into the national spotlight.

Call 712-224-5136 for more information about the tour. Visit siouxcityhp.org for a complete Historic Preservation Week schedule.

-- Lynn Zerschling

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