13 Yankees Trapped in Elevator at Confederate Monument

A 351 foot tall obelisk near Hopkinsville, Kentucky marks the birthplace of Jefferson Davis, the first and last President of the Confederate States of America. Yesterday, his ghost smote tourists from Illinois who tried to ride the elevator to the top:

But a group of 13 from "up north" were held captive in an elevator atop the Jefferson Davis Monument, in Hopkinsville, KY, for just more than an hour Saturday morning.

Firefighters were able to reach the tourist group from Illinois, and all 13 were able to walk down the stairs safely, according to Lt. Micheal Martin, Fairview Volunteer Fire Department.


Link -via Dave Barry | Photo: US National Archives

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