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Crummies Creek

Coal Co.

Crummies, Kentucky

5¢ scrip

Sometimes a mutation causes bison horns to be crumpled instead of straight. These are called "crummies." Early settlers saw a herd of those bison along a stream and named it Crummies Creek.


"On April 2, 1941, Rev. Hap King and several other unionists on an organizing campaign campaign walked into the company store at Crummies Creek, south of Harlan Town. A deputy sheriff was there, stationed behind a machine-gun emplacement on the meat counter. As the miners walked through the door, the deputy opened fire. He killed four men and wounded five."

–We Be Here When the Morning Come, Bryan Wooley

1975, University of Kentucky Press

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