No. 329
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
July 23, 2017
The discovery that public school children frequent immoral places creates a startling sensation in Columbus, O. [More]

Nellie C. Bailey.

Nellie C. Bailey. William Dodson led a drive of 2300 head of sheep from Kansas through Indian Territory to their new home in Texas in October 1883. A mile behind them the owner of the new ranch,...
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PETER LAMB
alias: , DUTCH PETE, HALL, HENRY MINOR, J OHN WILLETT, MILLER, PETER HART
SHOPLIFTER, BURGLAR
July 21, 2017
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Location of the shootout on Juneau Wharf

(#1) Postcard view from Juneau WharfCirca 1908-1915Jeff Smith collection (Click image to enlarge) ocation of the shootout on Juneau Wharf      This recent acquisition shows one of...
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1852: Louis Lullier, wife in a cask

On this date in 1852, Louis Lullier lost his head for an Edgar Allan Poe-esque murder that was very nearly the perfect crime. He would be the the last person guillotined in Pointoise. The stonemason L...
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Manhattan’s new skyscrapers flicker in the night

While the men who built them remained in the shadows, New York’s new skyscrapers lit the nighttime sky like Roman candles in the 1930s, as seen in this 1935 photo. The Empire State Building was ...
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wonderwarhol:Episode of Yellow Fever, 1871, by Juan Manuel...

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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! http://variety.com/2015/film/news/kristen-stewart-chloe-sevigny-lizzie-borden-movie-1201629091/ Filed under: "Lizbits...
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The discovery that public school children frequent immoral places creates a startling sensation in Columbus, O. [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."

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