Southern Son: The Real Doc Holliday


Award-winning author Victoria Wilcox will share the real story of Doc Holliday with the Rotary Club of Newnan, and the public is invited to this free event. Wilcox will speak about Holliday—a Wild West legend actually born in the South with family ties to Gone with the Wind—on Friday, October 8, at noon at The Newnan Country Club, 1356 US Hwy 29, Newnan, GA 30263.

As founding director of Fayetteville’s Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum, Victoria Wilcox (a Peachtree City resident) learned the Holliday family’s untold stories of their infamous cousin, which led her to two decades of original research and national recognition as a Doc Holliday expert. She is the author of the documentary film In Search of Doc Holliday and the historical novel trilogy The Saga of Doc Holliday, for which she twice received Georgia Author of the Year honors, and the pictorial biography, The World of Doc Holliday: History and Historic Images.

Wilcox has lectured across the country, guested on NPR affiliates, and was featured in the Fox Network series Legends & Lies: The Real West. In the summer of 2017, she joined actor Val Kilmer (Tombstone) as guest historian at the inaugural Doc HolliDays in Tombstone, Arizona, site of the legendary OK Corral gunfight.


WHAT:  “Southern Son: The Real Doc Holliday” by Victoria Wilcox, hosted by the Rotary Club of Newnan, talk followed by Q&A and book signing

WHERE:  Newnan Country Club, 1356 US Hwy 29, Newnan, GA 30263

WHEN:  Friday, October 8, 12 noon

WHO:  Victoria Wilcox, two-time Georgia Author of the Year,

HOW:  Free and open to the public

CONTACT:  For more information, contact Newnan Rotary member Parks Avery at or publicist Mimi Schroeder at

The Rotary Club of Newnan has a proud 90+ history of uniting leaders in service to the community. Members connect with leaders from our community and the world, expand their network and worldviews, and help create lasting change in our community and other communities around the world.