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13 Yankees Trapped in Elevator at Confederate Monument

A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried to ride the elevator to the top: But a group of 13 from “up north” were held captive in an elevator [...]
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