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The Face in the Courthouse Window
In 1876, the Pickens County Courthouse burned to the ground. Two years later, Henry Wells was accused of arson and arrested. A mob formed to lynch him. As Wells looked out the window toward the screaming mob, a bolt of lightning hit a nearby tree, rolled up to the window where Wells was standing and burned his image into the courthouse window, setting in motion one of Alabama's greatest legends.

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