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THIS IS NOT A FORUM. IT IS AN E-NEWSLETTER AS WELL AS AN ELECTRONIC FILING CABINET CONTAINING FILES AND PHOTOS RELATING TO THE TRUE LIFE STORY OF BUFORD PUSSER.

The life story of "Walking Tall" Sheriff Buford Pusser is a modern-day greek tragedy come to life. Shot eight times and stabbed seven, ran down by a moonshiners car, his wife murdered and himself wounded in a hail of gunfire during a pre-dawn ambush, he battled the criminal element nesting in a loose-knit group of dives, motels and honky-tonks along U.S. 45 and the Mississippi-Tennessee border in the 1960's He was made famous by three films, a TV pilot, a TV series, several books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles.

A sad footnote to this story are the rumors, half-truths and outright lies which were started by the stateliners and have been propagated against Sheriff Pusser and his family for more than forty years. They mirror those spread in Phenix City, Alabama in the 1950's, in order to try and draw suspicion away from the corrupt political and criminal enterprise, that was Phenix City and surrounding Russell County, Alabama, for 120 years. So many soldiers from nearby Ft. Benning, Ga. were beaten, robbed and murdered there that Gen. George Patton threatened to flatten the little town with Sherman tanks. When it was shut down by the Alabama National Guard in 1954 many of those indicted fled to other areas, including the Mississippi-Tennessee state line.

Come and join us if you will, and also our sister site, the BUFORD PUSSER ROUND TABLE in order to learn the real truths concerning the Legacy of Sheriff Buford Pusser.

Please follow the link below to the new group.



https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/bufordpusserroundtable/info
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Photo: Buford Pusser poses with the Rev. Billy Graham, the late Johnny Cash and others.

Please be sure to visit the Buford Pusser Home and Museum website !!!!!

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  • Criminal Justice
  • Oct 2, 2007
  • English

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