No. 380
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
July 17, 2018
The conmen of New York City were noted for their colorful nicknames: “Paper Collar” Joe Bond, “Grand Central” Pete Lake, Jimmy “the Kid” Fitzgerald, and the greates... [More]

15 Corning Street.

The strangulation of Alice Brown in her room at 15 Corning Street in Boston’s South End dominated the front page of the city’s daily newspapers in the autumn of 1897. It was a sensational crime which...
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AUGUSTUS GREGORY
alias: GEO SCHWENECKE
HOTEL THIEF
July 13, 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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The fence post turtles adorning East 49th Street

Turtle Bay is one of the most enchantingly named neighborhoods in Manhattan. But did colonial settlers give this swatch of East Midtown its name because of the plethora of turtles they saw in a creek ...
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1941: George Johnson Armstrong, under the Treachery Act

Marine engineer George Johnson Armstrong on this date in 1941 was hanged at Wandsworth Prison … attaining an unenviable distinction as the first of five Britons executed under the Treachery Act ...
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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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The conmen of New York City were noted for their colorful nicknames: “Paper Collar” Joe Bond, “Grand Central” Pete Lake, Jimmy “the Kid” Fitzgerald, and the greates... [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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