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John Evans Lynching
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
N 27° 46.261 W 082° 38.806
17R E 337732 N 3072923
Quick Description: Descretely hidden on this telephone pole is a marker about a historic lynching.
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2009 9:38:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM74C7
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member paintfiction
Views: 13

Long Description:
At this intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. or (Ninth St.) and the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hwy. (Central Ave.) John Evans was lynched. Nov. 12, 1914.

His name appears on this comprehensive listing of lynchings.

(visit link)

The Annotated Bibliography of Lynching, found on Google Books ( lists the following:
1488. Wilson, Jon L. "Days of Fear: A Lynching in St Petersburg." Tampa Bay History, Vol 5, No 2 (Fall/Winter 1983):4-26. Hanging of john Evans, black suspect in murder and possible rape cases, 1914.


A link (,3035493) to a 1990 St Petersburg times article microfilm that discusses the event.
Marker Number: none

Date: none

County: Pinellas

Marker Type: City

Sponsored or placed by: Unknown

Website: Not listed

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