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We’ve all heard the expression “bull in a china shop,” but how about one in a barbershop?

Herb Abrams (astride the mauve bull) promised Elmer Lindsey that one day he’d ride a bull straight into Lindsey’s barbershop in Hudson. And by golly, that’s just what old Herb did on June 19, 1947! The bull’s name, by the way, was Charlie. The shocked customer is William Starkey of Kappa.


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Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp

Bill Kemp is the Librarian at the McLean County Museum of History

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June 28th, 2017

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