No. 385
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
August 16, 2018

Disguising Nature

Society’s male darlings “making up” their faces for the purpose of “looking pretty” to their addlepated female counterparts; Saratoga, N. Y. More...

A Murder Committed Three Years Ago.

(From Baltimore Sun, March 24, 1882) A Murder Committed Three Years Ago— A Dying Woman’s Confession Norfolk, March 23,— About three years ago the dead body of a stranger, on which was found a ...
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ALBERT WILSON
alias: AL WILSON, E R MARSHALL
FORGER
August 10, 2018
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Coming Soon...
Foretell Your Future!

Coming soon- Maplecroft’s Grand Opening!

Excitement is building all around town as Maplecroft is preparing to open its doors to the public.  Important safety features, …

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More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

Surf Avenue lit up by electricity and moonlight

It’s a full moon on this summer night along Surf Avenue at Coney Island. It’s the late 1920s, electricity is illuminating restaurant and theater marquees; cars and trolleys cruise the road...
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1862: Frisby McCullough, Missouri bushwhacker

On this date in 1862, Confederate soldier Frisby McCullough was shot as a terrorist during the U.S. Civil War’s guerrilla Missouri campaign. McCullough had a youthful stint in the California gol...
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Creede Camp: The Great Divide Mag., May 1892.

The Great Divide Pages 50-51 (Click image to enlarge) REEDE CAMP The Great Divide Magazine, May 1892. “If you have a cut or vain in the bowels of the earth, we have the sucker.” ...
More...Soapy Smith's Soap Box

Disguising Nature

Society’s male darlings “making up” their faces for the purpose of “looking pretty” to their addlepated female counterparts; Saratoga, N. Y. More...

"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."

 The Sunday Flash 1841

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