Two of the most notorious outlaws of early…

Two of the most notorious outlaws of early American history were the Harpe brothers, Big Harpe, Micaijah, and Little Harpe: Wiley, were responsible for the murders of over 50 men, women and children. For a time they operated out of Cave-In-Rock on the Ohio River, a den of thieves and pirates, but these two proved even too vile for them and were made to move on. After one of their raids, a posse finally captured Big Harpe. Without a trial, they hanged him on the spot and then his head left stuck on a stake along the road as a warning to other outlaws. This road still bears the name Harpe’s Head Road, just north of Dixon, Kentucky. This gruesome bit of Americana should cause us to pause and consider Obadiah’s words, “as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee; thy reward shall return upon thy head.” And as Jesus declared: “the measure you give is the measure you will receive.” This is Just-a-Minute with Ed Boggess

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