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tar_heel Origins:Charlie Lawson ballad / The Lawson Murder (19) RE: charlie lawson ballad 20 Mar 02


there is a book called,WHITE CHRISTMAS...BLOODY CHRISTMAS,written by m.bruce jones and trudy j.smith...it tells the true story of the lawson family murders of christmas day,1929...contact,upwords publications p.o.box 390 trinity,north carolina...there is more to to this story than the song tells and i live just a stones throw from the original homestead of charlie lawson(now gone and replaced by a modern home,but the barn is still there).also the cemetary and grave is located in a wooded area by the roadside....and,like the song says,"they were all buried in a crowded grave"and all names are on the grave markers...it gives you chills just to stand there and look at it...as a former television news photographer,i produced a feature story on this tragedy with an interview of an uncle who discovered the bloody murder while hunting on that faithful christmas day...in the tv feature i use his interview and portions of the original song to help tell the story...i can make anyone a copy of this video if interested,but a fee will have to be paid...


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