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Clarifying the Triangle at Leslie and Cleveland Avenues and John Hamilton’s Hanging

I have been bombarded with questions over the time since I started this blog about “hangings” that supposedly took place on the Triangle, a piece of land in the center of town that is bordered by Cleveland Avenue, Brown Street … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Naughty Ladies

I am about to embark on a series of short tales, mainly obituary type articles that ran in the newspaper at the time of the occurrence, and I will try to add dates as I am able. The series will … Continue reading

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Christopher J. and Pleasant Church

It has been brought to my attention that I have made a grave error in the tale of John and Josh Adwell and their trials for the murder of Radford Bailey. I stated: “It is noted that witnesses for the … Continue reading

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The Brothers Adwell and the Bailey Murder – 17 November 1855

About 5 miles southeast of Glasgow, in a section of the county known as Mount Vernon country, about one mile north of Elbow Springs was once the home of “Pappy” Hall, an old shoe cobbler mentioned by Franklin Gorin in … Continue reading

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The Axeman Pt 2 – The Tale of the Field of Blood – 22 May 1832

Because of the age of this murder, there are no newspaper accounts and no local authors of early times ever made mention of the incident. Franklin Gorin, in his TIMES of LONG AGO, only mentions George Church as “one of … Continue reading

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