THE LYNCHING OF THE OUTLAW JEFFERSON DAVIS - 1873

Wed Dec 20 2017 (22:03)

On July 26, 1873, a man calling himself Jefferson Davis was beaten, shot, and dragged through the streets of Ragersville, Ohio, before finally being hung from a tree, by an angry mob. This is the true story of the lynching -- and its extremely strange aftermath.

  

HISTORICAL REFERENCES:

 

Cleveland Plain Dealer, 07/28/1873; 08/01/1873; 08/05/1873.


Hangtown: The True Story of the Lynching of Jefferson Davis, by Rhonda Hogarth.


Haunted Tuscarawas County [Ohio], by Debra Robinson.


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Guest Host & Extro Aphorism - Kit Caren from the Forgotten News Podcast.

 

Jefferson “Jeff” Davis - Steve Blitzin from the Drift and Ramble podcast


Intro / Extro - Jeremy Collins of the podcast and Facebook group

Podcasts We Listen To.


Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com

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I Knew A Guy


Andy Wang of the the Inspired Money podcast -


Passing Through (chorus)


EXTRO APHORISM:


Source:  Chesterton, G.K., Illustrated London News, July 7, 1906, reprinted in

Wit & Wisdom.

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