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Owen countians made headlines across the nation

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By Bonnie Strassell

Over the years stories featuring Owen countians have been reported in newspaper articles across America. Some are true, others are a stretch of the imagination, and a few are downright unbelievable.
One rather questionable story was reported in an Oregon newspaper, the Columbian, in 1882. According to the article, Judge Major of Kentucky was told by many older people in Frankfort and Owen counties that the Mexican dictator Santa Anna, who massacred the Texans at the Alamo, was born in this area. Judge Major elaborated:


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