Night Riders of Reelfoot Lake
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Night Riders of Reelfoot Lake by Paul J. Vanderwood

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Published by Memphis State University Press in Memphis .
Written in English



  • Reelfoot Lake (Tenn.)


  • Reelfoot Lake (Tenn.) -- History.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 149-153.

Statementby Paul J. Vanderwood.
LC ClassificationsF443.R34 V3
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 159 p.
Number of Pages159
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4437421M
LC Control Number79091959

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