How Should We Remember Mary Phagan?
Today marks the 99th anniversary of the 13-year-old Marietta girl's murder.
Marietta teenager Mary Phagan was killed 99 years ago today at the National Pencil factory in Atlanta, starting a chain of events that culminated in the lynching of Leo Frank less than 2½ years later near Frey's Gin.
As we've explored on Marietta Patch, the deaths of the 13-year-old girl and the man convicted of her murder remain raw moments in the history of Marietta, Cobb County and some of the area's leading families.
Coming off this month's sesquicentennial celebration of the Great Locomotive Chase, how should the city observe next year's centennial of Phagan's slaying and the Aug. 17, 2015, centennial of the Frank lynching? Share your thoughts in the comment space below.
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