Monday, January 16, 2006

The Story of the Black Patch War Hero

From the Mason County Museum Center:

Imagine witnessing your parents' farm destroyed, your home set on fire and your parents beaten and wounded and still having the courage to face in court the vigilante Night Riders who attacked you. The attack happened on May 2, 1907, as 14 year old Price Hollowell witnessed the brutal attack on his family during the Black Patch Tobacco Wars in Caldwell County, Kentucky. Among the attackers were Price's uncle and aunt.

On Friday January 20th, residents and visitors to the area will have a chance to hear Kentucky Chautauqua's youngest presenter, Ethan Smith from Cynthiana, KY, tell this little-known Kentucky story through a one-act drama, which chronicles, through the eyes of young Price Hollowell, the largest agricultural uprising in America.

Performance time is 9:30 a.m. at the Maysville Community and Technical College, 1755 U.S. Hwy 68, Maysville, KY. For more information contact the Museum Center at 606-564-5865

posted at 5:35 PM by Jeremy Parnell