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Herrin,

city (1990 pop. 10,857), Williamson co., S Ill.; settled 1818, inc. 1898. It is a trade center of an extensive coal-mining area. Herrin's varied manufactures include consumer and electrical goods and clothing. The city was the site of the Herrin Massacre; in 1922 during a countywide coal strike, clashes between unionized strikers and nonunion miners, who had been imported by the coal company, resulted in nearly 25 deaths.
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Them feet-folks from York and Leeds that be always eatin'cured herrin's and drinkin' tea an' lookin' out to buy cheap jet would creed aught.
"She's as stiddy as a haouse an' as dry as a herrin'," said Dan, enthusiastically, as he was stung across the deck in a batter of spray.
"'A man he is,' sez ould Hother; 'the draf's as sick as a herrin'.
I tell ye he was in two pieces, splut clean uz a herrin'.
WATERLOO -- The Herrin Tigers dropped their season opener Friday at Waterloo, 36-14.
Funny lady Andrea Martin leads the nimble cast of this well-tooled revival helmed by Jeremy Herrin, who kept his comedic sensibilities under wraps in last season's RSC production of "Wolf Hall," but cuts loose here.
Herrin, assistant to the president for International, Community and Governmental Affairs at WSU, told the Neighborhood Council Wednesday night that greater use of public transportation is part of the college's overall strategy to address the parking crunch on campus that has spilled into neighboring residential streets.
That's the philosophy that retired surgeon Roger Herrin followed when he was ordered to return much of an insurance settlement he collected after his son's death in a car crash, and did so using quarters.
The 2013 Small Business Person of the Year for Alaska is actually two people: Doug Coon and Justin Herrin, co-owners of Young's Gear LLC in Anchorage, which specializes in automotive drivetrain parts, sales and service.
Robert Ford is one of more than 400 African-Americans, either born in or at some point residents of Frederick County, who are listed on a new Civil War website, the brainchild of historian Dean Herrin and his colleague, Barbara Powell.
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