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Celebrating History: Blind pig cases and lots of festivities


Last updated 2/21/2020 at 9:51am

By Emily Mayer

The Hill County Democrat reported in its February 19, 1920 edition that newly appointed district judge Frank Carleton had called his court calendar and among the cases were several “blind pigging” charges, involving the illegal sale and consumption of alcohol. By the released docket, Judge Carleton was going to be a very busy man.

Also released was the list of men who would be serving on juries. There were no women called to serve on a jury.

One hundred years ago, the “fairer sex” was expected to stay home, be good wives, raise children, run a household, host parti...

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