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Kentucky Maverick: The Life and Adventures of Colonel George M. Chinn

Carlton Jackson


Colonel George M. Chinn, born in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, in 1902, grew up with a fondness for guns. After attending Millersburg Military Institute, he played football for Centre College. He spent his next few years coaching football at various colleges, including a successful run at Catawba College. He soon returned to Kentucky to open Chinn’s Cave House, a bar/gas station/business that was very successful during Prohibition. He also worked in Frankfort, becoming well known to many members of the government. Too old and too overweight, he nonetheless joined the Marines for World War II and beca ... More

Keywords: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, Centre College, Chinn’s Cave House, Military weapons, The Machine Gun, Kentucky Historical Society (KHS)

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813161051
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813161051.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlton Jackson, author