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Racial Terrors of Washington County's Past and Their Connections to the Present

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Lester Jones, c.1934, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
According to the most historically consistent record, two of the three men were lynched on July 7, 1856, on or near the “Old Yell Place.” The home stood on what is now called South College Avenue. It was razed in the 1960’s.";s:3:

A new website recounts the lynching of three men in Washington County in 1856. The creators of the website also want to establish a memorial to the men and say we have to understand how the past, present and future of the region are deeply linked.

Kyle Kellams is KUAF's news director and host of Ozarks at Large.
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