STATES & CITIES: 23 Lay Dead

Knox County, Ky., is feud country. Within its hilly boundaries, no spot is more remote than the little country store on Cold Fork Creek. 18 mi. back in the mountains from Barbourville. Walter Smith and Link Gambil, two men who had hated each other for a long time, walked into the store, grasped left hands, started pistolling each other. Feudist Gambil was shot seven times; Feudist Smith thrice. Both died.

Willie Johnson, 18, got Ruby Crook, 17, in trouble. The Crooks, finding Ruby pregnant, sent her away,...

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