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By Lisa Lee harp waugh if your coming in from the north south east or west to Marshall, tx, you might just see and have an encounter with one of the most friendliest ghost in the area. Her story may have inspired similar legends in other parts of the great state of Texas as well as the U.S. Cities she is said to be picked up in. The ghost lady is said to haunt U. S. Route 59 and i-20. Interstate 20. Interstate 20 (abbreviated i-20) is a major east-west interstate highway in Texas and the southeastern united states.
    It runs 1,535 miles (2,470 km) from near kent, Texas, to Florence, South Carolina. Besides Texas and South Carolina, i-20 runs through northern Louisiana, central Mississippi, western and north-central Alabama, and north-central Georgia.U. S. Route 59 is a north-south united states highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). A latecomer to the us numbered route system, U. S. 59 is now a border-to-border route. The highway's northern terminus is nine miles north of Lancaster, Minnesota, at the Canadian border.It's southern terminus is in laredo, Texas, just north of the Mexican border. The traveling ghost lady has been known to ride with a person for many hours and days and keep you talking. She is a very nice dead lady who is worried that you might fall asleep at the wheel and get into a accident on your way to or through Texas.
The many who have met her including myself will all tell you she is very nice and will talk your arm off. Where, when and how the traveling ghost lady died? Marshall Texas waterworks hill auto wreck occurred in March 1936 - woman is killed, four injured in auto-truck crash.But her ghost is said to haunt the spot and flag down people late at night asking for a ride to town. Not unlike the many tales of resurrection Mary. Mrs. Erwin is said to be very polite and is one of the most charming ghost you'd ever want to meet.Many say she is a great travel companion to have on any long cross country drive. Mrs. D. A. Erwin. Is undoubtedly Marshall's most famous ghost. If you see her and pick her up it is a warning from beyond the grave that you are in danger and she is there to stop a great tragedy from happening to you.
Some say she is very talkative and asks your name and where your from. She will even tell you about her family and often pull a photo or two out of her purse and show you it. Sometimes she asks for a ride to kahn memorial hospital which no longer exists.Marshall. Texas some call her a lost soul or a ''vanishing old lady hitchhiker''. Reports of Mrs. Erwin seem to have stopped around the early 1990's when the highway underwent reconstruction. The original road is said to have since been razed and changed and believers suggest that this may have stopped the walking of her spirit.Despite this, reports still show up from people seeing the apparition walking from time to time. Especially in the beginning of the year and around thanksgiving and Christmas. Marshall, Texas, March 21.- one person was killed and four others injured in an automobile collision Saturday evening on the waterworks hill about two miles north of Marshall. Mrs. D. A. Erwin, about 65, was fatally injured and died on the operating table in the kahn memorial hospital, being badly crushed.Ballard Dinwiddie, cotton adjuster in the county agent's office here, received a broken arm and a gash on the head and his three children, Jerry, 13, cut over eye; Tommy, 11, cut on head, and Mary jane, 10, bruises about the body.
They were taken to the hospital for treatment and later the children were taken to the family residence. The family had been to Paris to see Mrs. Winwiddie,(sic) who had undergone an operation there, and were returning home when their car collided with a truck and trailer as the truck was trying to pass another car.The Dinwiddie moved to Marshall from Clarksville about six months ago. The driver of the truck, Billy owens of gill, son of Mr. And Mrs. M. L. Owens of Jefferson and his companion, whom he had picked up on the road, were not injured.Owens was placed under $500 bond pending an investigation. The body of Mrs. Erwin, mother-in-law of Dinwiddie, will be taken to her home in Clarksville for burial Sunday. She was a lifelong resident of red River county.Dallas morning news, dallas, TX 22 Mar 1936 since late 1939 many locals in Marshall tell how a elderly lady is often seen standing along side the dark and lonely dusty road side. Mrs. Erwin's ghost is said to have saved the lives of over 100's of people or more over the years since her untimely death.

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