Red Shack Burns

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Red Shack Burns - 1 extinguished I RED SHACK GONE Hayfields Blind...
1 extinguished I RED SHACK GONE Hayfields Blind Tiger Burned Last Night Was the Scene of Several Murders and Fights The famous Red Shack in Mayfield was last night burned to the ground and thus Is I exterminated one I of the most disreputable structure associated with tragedies and illicit whiskey selling that has ever been built In this end of the state The home was located on the Wades hero road about a quarter of a mile east of the Mayfield city limits and was built in 1894 to be used as a family grocery The property was deeded to two men named Houseman and WIl ford by 0 U Swift but It seems that some misunderstanding had existed and a suit was filed to recover possession Last night at 20 minutes past 12 oclock the house burned The general supposition Is that the building was set afire Three men have been I killed In this homo two being negroes and the last B B Thurmond white Whllelwho who was killed a short time ago There have been 10 men seriously wounded In or near the place making a total of thirteen cuttings and shoot ings Ever since the building was erected it has been a blind tlgerand most of the whiskey and beer selling done in Mayfield was done at this place

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  1. The Paducah Sun,
  2. 19 Mar 1903, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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