Band of 200

Monday night a band of night riders visited two or three farmers in the Corinth precinct.  Those who were visited lived on the Long Ridge Pike, between Clanchett [sic] and Keefer.  They were ordered to pool their tobacco or take the consequences.

It is said there were about 200 in the crowd. They wore masks and their horses were covered with sheets.  They were given assurances by those they visited that their tobacco would be pooled. 


from the Hopkinsville Kentuckian, Hopkinsville, KY, October 14, 1909, which acknowledges the article was originally published in the Grant County News.

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