Cave-in-Rock Pirates & Outlaws

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After the American Revolution, countless pioneers floated into the western frontier on the currents of the Ohio River. Inevitably, their journey brought them past Cave-in-Rock, where the region’s outlaws waited in perfect and perpetual ambush. For almost half a century, notorious rogues such as the Alstons, the Harpes, the Sturdivants, Samuel Mason, James Ford, John Crenshaw, Logan Belt and Duff the Counterfeiter all operated out of the cave’s dark interior. Todd Carr follows the folklore of the horse thieves, pirates and highwaymen clinging to the shadows of the legendary river bluff.
ISBN: 9781467140485
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Illinois
Images: 44
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Todd Carr is a lifelong resident of Hardin County, Illinois, the backdrop for the folklore shared in this book. Carr is a member of the Hardin County Historical and Genealogical Society and has worked to use the historical and scenic wonders of the region to promote tourism in southern Illinois. He is a director at the Hardin County General Hospital and lives with his family in Elizabethtown, Illinois.
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