No. 373
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
May 26, 2018
James Toohey, a Covington, Neb., scullion, gets awfully mad and fatally stabs a man about town named Erwin. [More]

Who Shot “Tonce” Joy?

Fireman Doherty was on duty at the 3rd Street engine-house in Cincinnati in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 1896. A little after 3:00 a.m. he heard a gunshot coming from Muldoon’s Saloon ac...
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BERTHA HEYMAN
alias: BIG BERTHA
CONFIDENCE QUEEN
May 25, 2018
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What’s new in Lizzieland?

It’s been a while since we’ve had an update and many things have fallen into place recently.  The big news, …

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More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

The glory days of Julian’s 14th Street pool hall

If you spent any time east of Union Square from the 1930s to the early 1990s, you might remember Julian’s, one of the last of New York’s dark and smoky billiards halls. It ended its run on...
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1989: Stephen McCoy, botched

Rapist-murderer Stephen McCoy succumbed to a badly botched lethal injection in Texas on this date in 1989. McCoy, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, had such a violent physical reactio...
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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.” ...
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James Toohey, a Covington, Neb., scullion, gets awfully mad and fatally stabs a man about town named Erwin. [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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The National Night Stick | Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
No. 373
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
May 26, 2018
Gloucester Sea Serpent

Gloucester, Massachusetts, August 11, 1817—“There was seen on Monday and Tuesday morning around the harbor between Eastern Point and Ten Pound Island, a SNAKE with his head and body about eight feet out of the water, his head is in perfect shape as large as the head of a horse, his body is judged to be about FORTY-FIVE or FIFTY FEET IN LENGTH. It is thought that he will girt about 3 feet around the body, and his sting is about 4 feet in length.” (Salem Gazette) More...

Who Shot “Tonce” Joy?

Fireman Doherty was on duty at the 3rd Street engine-house in Cincinnati in the early hours of Monday, November 30, 1896. A little after 3:00 a.m. he heard a gunshot coming from Muldoon’s Saloon ac...
More...Murder By Gaslight

BERTHA HEYMAN
alias: BIG BERTHA
CONFIDENCE QUEEN
May 25, 2018
More...
Coming Soon...
Foretell Your Future!

What’s new in Lizzieland?

It’s been a while since we’ve had an update and many things have fallen into place recently.  The big news, …

...
More...Lizzie Borden: Warps and Wefts

The glory days of Julian’s 14th Street pool hall

If you spent any time east of Union Square from the 1930s to the early 1990s, you might remember Julian’s, one of the last of New York’s dark and smoky billiards halls. It ended its run on...
More...Ephemeral New York

1989: Stephen McCoy, botched

Rapist-murderer Stephen McCoy succumbed to a badly botched lethal injection in Texas on this date in 1989. McCoy, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, had such a violent physical reactio...
More...Executed Today

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

"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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