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Article posted: 7/20/2013 8:00 AM

'Rail party' for Volo woman 100 years ago brought widespread attention to town

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A 1913 edition of the Lake County Independent showcases the Volo vigilante event.

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A vintage photo of Main Street in Volo.

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This past week marked the 100th anniversary of an unusual event that focused the spotlight on the little village of Volo. Minnie Richardson, suspected of cheating on her handicapped husband with her brother-in-law, was ridden on a rail by a group of angry women. "Initially, I was completely doubtful this could ever take place here," said Diana Dretske, a local historian and collections coordinator for the Lake County Discovey Museum.
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    • A 1913 edition of the Lake County Independent showcases the Volo vigilante event.
    • A vintage photo of Main Street in Volo.
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