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Stephen Loveall and John Denton – Revisiting Murder at Glasgow Junction

The following article is from THE ADAIR COUNTY NEWS, Wednesday 17 Apr 1901 “Killing of John DENTON— Occurred at Glasgow Junction Barren County, Twenty Years Ago—. “Some time ago, we published an account of the suicide in this city (Bowling … Continue reading

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Debunking a Myth – The Truth About Bell’s Tavern

I was recently drawn into a discussion about the history of Mammoth Cave and the surrounding area, and stumbled upon a mess of half-truths and urban legends that are truly irreverent to the real history that is being smothered and … 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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Captured! 21 November 1898

On the night of September 19, 1898, John Franklin assassinated his mother-in-law, Mrs. William Bowles, by shooting her through her bedroom window with a double-barrel shotgun. An extensive search of the county and surrounding ones were made, and a large … Continue reading

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The Great Cave City Storm – 17 January 1870

On the 17th of January 1870, about 4 o’clock in the morning, the little town of Cave City, about 12 miles northwest of Glasgow, was wrecked. The great cyclone that swept the northern portion of the county was first noted … Continue reading

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