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The Strange Saga of Galen Gough – Iron Game History – April, 1996

Galen Gough was born May 30, 1899, at his grandparents’ small log home in Howard’s Grove, Kentucky, and was described as a big, robust boy who was “smart as a tack” with an unquenchable “love for life.”1 Standing several inches taller and weighing a few pounds more than most of the other boys his age, the sandy-haired lad with the smooth complexion was by-and-large a cheerful youngster. Marshall County residents simply assumed that Gough got his strength from his father who was considered quite powerful in his own right.