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    1. [KNIGHTS-OF-LABOR] Organization in SE Kentucky
    2. Bailey Francis
    3. My great grandfather, Philip FRANCIS, was a coal mine superintendent and later owner in Whitley and surrounding counties in KY in the 1880s and 1890s. In his autobiography, "Seventy Years in the Coal Mines", there are several references to the Knights of Labor. He stated that his name had appeared (obviously in a not-so-kind manner) in one or more articles written in a Knights of Labor publication. I am very interested in researching this publication. I presume that it must have been a publication of the local organization rather than the national one. Does anyone know anything about the local Knights of Labor in the general vicinity of Whitley County, KY, what the name of the publication might have been, and where copies of it may be housed? Thanks for any help. Bailey Francis Atlanta, GA

    10/28/2003 06:25:42