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Heather Angel
Heather Angel • 1 year ago

One of the great unsolved murder mysteries in Northern Kentucky is: What happened to Sheriff Hub Ferguson on the night of June 18, 1954? The Gallatin County Sheriff’s body was found dead in Eagle Creek. Details at

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Deputy Sheriff Clemmia A. Hurst, of Lee County, Kentucky, posing with her prisoner, Raney Allen, before boarding a bus that would take them to Beatyville, Ky, where he was wanted on a murder charge. Despite looking quite young, Allen was actually 25-years-old. The picture was taken on Oct. 17, 1945.

Carl Williams, UMWA District 19 organizer (Harlan County, Kentucky) (1934) by Penn State Special Collections Library via Flickr

A Marijuana Crop in Crittenden County, Kentucky In 1942 This is an old photograph of a legally grown marijuana crop in rural Crittenden County, Kentucky that was taken in 1942. During World War II, the U.S. Government paid farmers in rural Kentucky to raise marijuana for national defense purposes. The marijuana plants were used to make rope. This particular crop was raised merely for the seeds, which were given back to the U.S. Government. Legal marijuana growing ended at the end of World War

One of the strangest unexplained crime mysteries of all time - The Hinterkaifeck Mystery. In Germany, 1922, the murders of six people at the Hinterkaifeck farmstead shocked the nation. This wasn’t just because of the gruesome nature of the case, but also because the case was so incredibly weird, and it remains unsolved to this day.

The Big and the Small of It This is an old, undated photograph of Martin Van Buren Bates and two unidentified dwarfs. Mr. Bates, who stood 7'5" tall, was born in Kentucky to normal sized parents. During the United States Civil War, he served as a soldier in the Confederate Army. Union soldiers spoke of a giant of a Confederate soldier who was as "large as five soldiers and fought like fifty."

Solved cold case of the murder of "Tent Girl" a young woman's body found in Georgetown, Kentucky 1968 bundled in a green tarpaulin.

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Appalachian girl in Leatherwood, Kentucky, by William Gedney in 1964.

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