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Eighteen Citizens of McLean County Arrested (1911)

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Calhoun, Ky., May 14 – Indictments were returned here yesterday against eighteen well known citizens of McLean county growing out of the lynching of the negro, William POTTER, at Livermore, about three weeks ago.  Three of the indictments charge murder. The mob’s victim was accused of having shot and wounded a white man, William MITCHELL,… Continue reading

McLean County Courthouse Burns (1908)

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The McLean County Courthouse at Calhoun, Ky., was burned last Wednesday night. The fire started after a night session of Court.  The loss is $40,000.  Nearly all the records were destroyed. Daily public ledger. (Maysville, Ky.), 20 Jan. 1908. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86069117/1908-01-20/ed-1/seq-1/>