Clipped From The Ogden Standard-Examiner

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E W S camp is registered district have for tells this of a a cotton t pushing it feel take after it Beauty Spot An atmosphere of beauty and peace lulls the visitor who is- not familiar with the turmoil that is hidden underneath. At the start of the century Harlan Harlan was a pleasant frontier community community hidden in the southeastern hills of Kentucky. It had a population population of less than 10,000 and the city of Harlan was named Mount Pleasant. There were no railroads and the state sent in more money than it derived in taxes. There a small logging industry but agriculture agriculture was the principal occupation. occupation. In 1904 Mount Pleasant was renamed renamed Harlan and a few years later a rich vein of coal was discovered, discovered, and with it Harlan began moulding its life. With the discovery of coal, how ever, came violence and the name "Bloody Harlan" to the county Murder Buns Riot Murder is commonplace here. In recent years statistics show an average average of nearly a murder a week frequently with mass shootings such as the "Battle of Evarts" in May, 1931, when four men were slain and four wounded. In the pas-t eight years with an annual average of nearly 50 murders there has been only one execution and only four persons entenced to life imprisonment for murder.

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 11 Jun 1939, Sun,
  3. Page 11

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