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Feb062013

1899 - THE LYNCHING AT TALLULAH

On July 20th five Sicilians from Cefalù were lynched in the little town of Tallulah, Louisiana. Tallulah is a town of 250 people, 21 miles west of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Tallulah contained five Italian residents. They were above the average in intelligence and progressiveness, and were fairly well-to-do. Landing originally at New Orleans, they had worked their way up to Vicksburg, and thence had moved to Tallulah, where they were doing a good business in fruit, vegetables and poultry, having four small stores in the town. (more)

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