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Some of the Good Ones Are Gone

I remember how, when I was a teenager, I always thought this was a sleepy little town, typical of the South. On a Sunday morning the whole town was closed, at least until after noon, in respect for the churchgoers. … Continue reading

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Another May Street Resident

From “The Register,” the publication of the KY Historical Society, September 1906, pg. 45 – “Mrs. Fannie Porter Dickey, one of the most celebrated women of Kentucky, of Russellville and Glasgow, died 28 November 1905 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the … Continue reading

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Bulletproof – Marshal Winston Collins

I was reminded recently of childhood heroes we watched on Saturday mornings on our black and white televisions. Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, James Arness, all those cowboy stories and war stories, with heroes that seemed ten feet tall! And bulletproof, … Continue reading

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The Penalty Paid – 3 April 1899

I posted in a previous article that April 3, 1899 was Easter Sunday. I would like to reiterate, and say that April 3 was Monday, the day after Easter Sunday. It was on this day that Robert Lincoln Brown died … Continue reading

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The Penalty for Murder – March 10, 1899

John H. Franklin, murderer of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Mary Bowles, was hanged at the jail in Glasgow on Friday morning, March 10, 1899, at 7:15 in the morning.  His neck was broken by the fall and he suffered very little, … Continue reading

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Occupation of Glasgow During the Civil War

As with the Cholera epidemic, when I set out on this journey, I had no intention of covering the Civil War in Barren County, except for a few odds and ends. Then someone suggested I write of Fort Williams, which sits on the … Continue reading

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Postscript – The Frank family

While researching for this next article on the Cholera of 1853, I was going through my personal records here at home, and found some old records I had on the Frank family I had forgotten I had. It’s a shame … Continue reading

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