Sulphur Springs Mayor John Sellers will be presenting another of his "History by Foot" tours Saturday, Nov. 10, after the Veterans Day parade.

As with previous tours, the event will include tours of historic downtown buildings. Sellers will discuss both the architecture and the history of the facilities.

This is the 15th installation of the semi-annual History by Foot excursions. It's something of which Sellers never tires.

“We will meet in the middle of the square, and I will give a brief history of what the square looked like 100 years ago. I love to talk about some of the early day merchants, events and when buildings were erected,” Sellers said of a previous tour.

In 1868, Federal troops occupied Sulphur Springs and built a stockade between Connally and Main streets on the west side of Davis Street. The federal stockade will be a highlight of the tour.

The walks never get tiring for Sellers because he believes the city and its residents need to remember its history.

“We need to remember our history, along with all the progress we have made,” Sellers has said of the tours.

Sellers said that the expected start time would be 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per person.

People can contact Sellers by email at or call CNB at 903-885-7523 to reserve spots. They can also pay in advance at the bank, 201 Connally St., or the Hopkins County Genealogical Society, 611 North Davis St.


Steve Snyder is a member of the news team at the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram and covers health, economic development, state government and events. He can be reached at 903-885-8663 or by emailing

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