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Leslie County, Kentucky

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Leslie County was founded in 1878. It was named for Preston H. Leslie, Governor of Kentucky (1871-1875).

The Hurricane Creek mine disaster in a Leslie County coal mine in 1970 killed 38 people.

After resigning the presidency, Richard Nixon made his first public appearance, in July 1978, at the Leslie County dedication of a recreation facility named for him.

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