No. 315
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
March 30, 2017

Needed Addition

Reprinted from Puck, June 11, 1890.

"Yes, I Shot to Kill."

Little Murders Commerce on the busy intersection  of Twenty-Fourth and J Streets, in Omaha, Nebraska, was interrupted, the evening of October 16, by the crack of three pistol shots. A young woma...
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alias: TOM PHAIR
March 24, 2017
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The Missing Piece: Soapy Smith's Exploded Headstone.

The last piece of Soapy Smith's 3rd headstone Protected within a "stone bench" courtesy of Valerie Feero HE MISSING PIECE:  Soapy Smith's blown-up headstone. Soapy Smith's first and se...
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1563: Jean de Poltrot, assassin of the Duke of Guise

On this date in 1563, Jean de Poltrot de Méré was ripped apart in the streets of Paris for assassinating the Duke of Guise. The opening act of the civil war between Catholics and Huguenots that would ...
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A Brooklyn Starbucks’ long movie theater past

Starbucks sells coffee out of 220 franchises throughout the five boroughs, and some of these locations have significant history behind them. Baristas are serving up cafe lattes from the West 23rd Stre...
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artist-lautrec: Corner in the Moulin de la Galette by Henri de...

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New Lizzie Flick headed for the big screen

This is GREAT news. We have high hopes for this one with Hanks at the helm! Filed under: "Lizbits...
More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

"We follow vice and folly where a police officer dare not show his head, as the small, but intrepid weasel pursues vermin in paths which the licensed cat or dog cannot enter."

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