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From: "Betty Sellers" <>
Subject: SKELETONS, GOLD AND SILVER - MARSHALL COUNTY 1887
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 21:24:29 -0800


REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN FOUND IN AN UNKNOWN CAVERN IN KENTUCKY

SHARPE, MARSHALL CO., KY. - In the southwestern part of the State the
discovery is reported of a large cave by two young men while engaged in
preparing a piece of new land for a crop. a partial exploration developed
the fact that the cave was made up of many rooms of great extent. A
complete exploration will be impossible until certain large rocks are
blasted or broken away. In one of the chambersthere were found two human
skeletons about $600 in gold and silver coin and a quantity of silverware.
This newly found cave is believed to have been the hiding place during the
war of a band of guerrillas known as Bloody Bill Brady's Gang. These
marauders were attacked near Benton, Marshall county in 1864, and all but
two killed. These two escaped, and going, it is thought, to this cave,
quarreled over a division of the gang, and following their murderous bent,
shot and killed each other. Steps will be taken for a further investigation
of the cave and the former occupants. It has been hinted that the cavern
was more likely the headquarters, many years ago, of the notorious Murrell,
who robbed and murdered the people of this portion of Kentucky and
Tennessee.

Betty Sellers

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