Mondays on the Weekend

DSCN2587The mysterious face in the courthouse window has haunted the town of Carrolton, Alabama for over 100 years.  It is said to be that of Henry Wells, who died proclaiming his innocence of the charge of burning the previous court house.  It turns out that only parts of this story are true.  In fact it is a combination of 2 or possibly three different stories that have been combined over the years.

Let’s get one thing straight, Henry Wells was not innocent.   He did in fact burn the courthouse and was a suspect from the very beginning.  The night the court house burned he and an accomplish named Burkhalter had robbed a store in the near by town of  Reform.  Once back in Carrolton, Wells set fire to the Courthouse, then he and Burkhalter left the area.   It wasn’t until Burkhalter was captured that he spilled the beans and…

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