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Triple Homicide – Final Chapter of Jacksonville – 1926

The following is taken in part from an article that appeared in the Glasgow Times, date Thursday 22 July 1926. “Louis Vance 34, Dick Vance 43, and Harry Collins 44, are dead! And Arthur McAlister, local band-man and bootlegger, who … 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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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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Etched in Scarlet – 10 November 1898

While Barren county was still reeling from the atrocious murder of Mrs. William Bowles by her son-in-law, John Franklin, there was yet more tragedy to envelope the county. Robert Lincoln Brown, age 33, shot and killed his father-in-law, Alonzo McClellan, … Continue reading

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