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Jean Laffite Revealed at County Library

Arrrrrrrr ye ready for a swashbuckling adventure?

Join us at the County Library on Tuesday, July 9th at 6:00pm for Jean Laffite Revealed!

It was once believed that Jean Laffite, one of the last great pirates, died after a battle in 1823, but mother-daughter duo Dr. Ashley Oliphant and Beth Yarbrough will present their findings that he in fact escaped to nearby Lincolnton, NC and lived to old age!

Copies of the book will be available for purchase during the event. The book will cost $22 and you can pay via cash or card. The authors will sign the books as well! 

Jean Laffite Revealed: Unraveling One of America’s Longest-Running Mysteries “takes a fresh look at the various myths and legends surrounding one of the last great pirates. Beginning in 1805, the book traces Laffite through his rise to power as a privateer and smuggler in the Gulf, his involvement in the Battle of New Orleans, his flight to Texas, and his eventual disappearance in the waters of the Caribbean.”

Registration is not required, but you can sign up for an email reminder by filling out the form below! Registration for email reminders will open three weeks prior to the program. 


Tuesday, July 9, 2024


6:00 pm


County Library
255 Callahan Koon Road, Spindale, NC 28160
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