No. 512
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
March 07, 2021

Saloons and Houses of Ill-Fame.

April 23, 2019
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Chapter 2
(Click image to enlarge) id not appear to be frightened, and pulled his gun from his hip pocket, directing it at Pomeroy’s breast"  The following near disaster occurred about 1a.m. in Denver, Colorado, on November 2, 1888. It was published in the Santa Fe New Mexican the following day.____________________ A Big Gun Play.      DENVER, Nov. 3.-Clifton Bell’s gambling rooms were filled with
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Lizzie Borden : Warps & Wefts - 1/10/2021
 "The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan MandijnThe sponsor of this week's Link Dump demonstrates the general sentiment here at Strange Company HQ.What the hell killed off dinosaurs?What the hell causes spontaneous human combustion?People are still asking: what the hell was Oumuamua?Watch out for those sea monsters!Watch out for those sneezes!  (Yes, this is from the Thomas Morris blog, where every
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Strange Company - 3/5/2021

Youth With Executioner by Nuremberg native Albrecht Dürer … although it’s dated to 1493, which was during a period of several years when Dürer worked abroad. November 13 [1617]. Burnt alive here a miller of Manberna, who however was lately engaged as a carrier of wine, because he and his brother, with the help of […]
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ExecutedToday.com - 11/13/2020
 At first glance, the State of Maine seems an unlikely spot for a murder. With its primeval forests and rocky coastline, Maine is a nature lover’s dream. But conditions are harsh; the winters are long and cold, and in the nineteenth century, the isolation could be unbearable. Aa a result, Maine became the site of many brutal and mysterious murders. Here are just a few: 
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Murder by Gaslight - 3/6/2021
Most of New York City’s vintage postcards feature beautiful sites of the city itself—not Gotham’s beautiful women. But this turn-of-the-century postcard is a strange exception to the rule. “Pretty girls, pretty girls everywhere, but the New York belles are claimed most fair” reads the caption, with the images of six women, none of whom I […]
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Ephemeral New York - 3/1/2021
[Editor’s note: Guest writer, Peter Dickson, lives in West Sussex, England and has been working with microfilm copies of The Duncan Campbell Papers from the State Library of NSW, Sydney, Australia. The following are some of his analyses of what he has discovered from reading these papers. Dickson has contributed many transcriptions to the Jamaica Family […]
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