Wasn’t this a George Jones song?

From the July 8, 1897 edition of the Chatham Citizen:

This brief item raises more questions than it answers. What dire circumstances drove Mr. Young so forcefully into the bottle? And how did he manage to propel himself to his doctor’s office afterward? And – most importantly -how did this man come to be in charge of building a dam?  There is no follow-up article, so the enigma of this buffalo-farming, tobacco-trading, alcohol-fueled engineer remains unsolved.


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