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History on Tap - A Western Kentucky Feud

  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company 102 E 5th St Hopkinsville, KY 42240 United States (map)

Join the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County at our next History on Tap program at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Thursday, September 19 at 6:30pm. Brett Pritchett, local history teacher, will present on “A Western Kentucky Feud.”

On March 15, 1947, shots rang out on Virginia Street in downtown Hopkinsville as a Christian County/Muhlenberg County feud renewed in bloody fashion. Markie Bone, a colorful figure of local legend, was found on the street and was rushed to Jennie Stuart Hospital where he actually recovered from the seven bullet wounds given to him. Enjoy your favorite drink as you learn about a feud born out of the rival Dukes and Bone families, farmers and moonshiners that left a trail of crime and violence all over Christian County. Pritchett will recount the events that led to and followed the shooting of Markie Bone that occurred less than a mile from the Hopkinsville Brewing Company.

Earlier Event: September 19
Vansauwa's Caribbean Jerk Tacos
Later Event: September 20
The Mixer Pop-up