Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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September 11, 2013

Pat vs. the muckraker

(Continued)

The story published by the George Mason University discredits those who worked on the Underground Railroad and the Decatur County men and their families who gave so much during the Civil War. At least 194 of our young men died fighting for the North and many more returned without limbs or had other severe injuries.

Until recent years, many had a low opinion of Warren G. Harding but they should appreciate his remark that after listening to someone who insisted there never was a Paul Revere and told what he “knew” really happened, Harding said, “I love the story of Paul Revere, whether he rode or not.”

And I love the people of the real Greensburg and Decatur County, not what some muckraker says we are. I’ll rerun the story of what happened in 1907 soon.

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