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Whether a county preserves its vintage courthouse or opts for the convenience of newer construction, the courthouse walls contain the story of its people. There, folks record births and deaths, property transactions, and other dramas of human experience. Within those stately halls, we go about the difficult task of sorting out the myriad conflicts that arise between citizens. Every courthouse has a story to tell–or, more likely, an entire book's worth. And when it comes to courthouse stories, some of the tallest tales are the ones that ring true.

Published in History
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