Kevin: Laurel’s Billy the Kid

Laurel had its own version of Billy the Kid in 1911. He and the Citizens National Bank on Main Street saw quite a bit of action that day…
Kevin wrote about it in his “History Matters” column for the Laurel Leader, and has shared some additional notes from the story on his page. Check it out here.

Rich: The Tragic History of Sixth and Main

(Laurel Historical Society collection)
(Laurel Historical Society collection)

Rich has posted a story about what might be the unluckiest street corner in Laurel—the bizarre and tragic history of Sixth & Main Streets.

In the span of less than 15 years, it saw two fatal trolley accidents, the suicide of a well-known jockey, and had a connection to a horrific triple-murder. All this, and even stranger coincidences…

You can read all about it on Rich’s page.