Jackson Purchase Historical Society Hosts Free Virtual Chat With “Dark Fire” Author Bernadette Rule | New



Local author Bernadette Rule’s book “Dark Fire” details perhaps one of the deadliest nights in Kentucky history. The Jackson Purchase Historical Society will host a free online meeting via Zoom on Saturday morning with Rule to discuss his historical novel.

Rule, who grew up in Graves County, spoke with Local 6 in June, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the night the Drew and Lawrence families were killed by night horsemen in the summer of 1921. La house and their bodies were burnt. No one has ever been charged with their deaths. The incident happened during the infamous Black Patch Tobacco War.

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“My grandfather, Hardin Rule, when he and the family came out in the middle of that night while the cabin was still burning, the house was still burning, they got out and Hardin pointed out to Bernard, my father and Pat, my uncle, that there was a new circle of horse hooves all around the house, ”Rule told us.“ So he said it was Night Riders that did it. This was his immediate conclusion. This is a very logical conclusion for many, many reasons. It was a terrorist organization that created a lot of fear in the community. “

People who can’t join the Jackson Purchase Historical Society’s Zoom reunion with Rule at home can see it at the Graves County Library, according to the historical society.

The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 30.

To register in advance for this meeting, visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpf-CqqDwoGtO_VNMMRYHrnlZduizY1qJ8.

After you register, the historical society says that you will receive a confirmation email with more information on how to join the meeting.

Click here for more information on the event.


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