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

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."

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Coal miner, Lejunior, Harlan County, KY, 1946. Kentuckiana Digital Library.

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

Kentucky Confederate by Piedmont Fossil, via Flickr

John Rankin’s brick house stands high on a bluff overlooking the village of Ripley, the Ohio River, and northern Kentucky beyond. This pivotal location – coupled with the activities of its owner – made it one of the first stops on the Underground Railroad. From 1822 to 1865, Rankin, a Presbyterian minister, and his family assisted hundreds of escaped slaves on their trek to freedom. In addition, his 1826 Letters on American Slavery became standard reading for abolitionists throughout the country