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I'd be particularly interested to hear from anyone who's got family stories about Lobby Ludd, can point me to an especially bizarre version of one of the murder ballads I've covered or has their own photographs of Fredericksburg's Easter Fires pageant. New information on Harry Pace or Martin and Anna Bates would be very welcome too.

I'd especially like to hear from anyone who's got their own family story about Lobby Ludd to share

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