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Top 10 Throngs in Adair Co, KY: 1st 2 nominees

  1. Hanging in 1884 drew 7,000
  2. Funeral of Col. Frank Wolford of 1895. But no numbers given
About: Many at Moores say Saturday crowd biggest ever
See list as updated at Nominees, Top 10 Throngs Ever Gathered in Adair Co. KY

Editor Waggener:

The throng which gathered to observe the execution of the brothers Fitchpatrick (Fitzpatrick) in Columbia in the spring of 1884 was, according to a contemporary newspaper account, "estimated by good judges, at 7,000." The same account also stated "It was a very orderly crowd" and that "There were over one thousand women present at the hanging."

Also worthy of consideration as one of the ten largest crowds ever assembled in Adair County - and certainly in Columbia - would be the funeral of Col. Frank Lane Wolford in the summer of 1895.

s/ Wayfaring Stranger
Sent anonymously, but WS has honest face and the information is intriguing

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