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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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Girl Buried In A Barrel

Ad-free AvailableThe Awful Fate of Mary Ann Rheinhardt Episode 109 explores the heinous crime of the scoundrel Edward Reinhardt of Manhattan and Staten Island, who got tangled up with two women, got them both in trouble, and apparently, had to pick a favorite. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. And when they find the barrel buried on the shore of Silver Lake, all sorts of scandal comes tumbling out. *** Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free! Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

57 MIN8 h ago
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Girl Buried In A Barrel

Strange Murders From Down Under (Exclusive!)

Exclusive EpisodeWeekend Armchair #28 Strange Murders From Down Under By Harry Cox While researching Episode 382 a couple of weeks ago, I chanced upon a series of newspaper features by Australian writer Harry Cox. I used some of his description of Eddie Leonski from his last story in the series, “The Baby-Faced Killer,” so I’d like to share the other four. The Frenzied Killer Death in the Blue Mountains The 30-Year Masquerade Murdered for a Little White Lie

61 MIN5 d ago
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Strange Murders From Down Under (Exclusive!)

The Count Of Gramercy Park

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Slippery Scoundrel Gerald Chapman Episode 384 tells the story of a so-called gentleman thief who fearlessly went for the big scores, even while the object of a nation-wide man-hunt. This is another action-packed episode loaded with gunfights, jailbreaks, courtroom breakdowns, and all kinds of shenanigans. Act III starts with a rather odd, melodramatic feature story published while this creep was waiting for the hangman. Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, the Hartford Courant, and various New York newspapers of the era. *** Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free! Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

101 MIN1 w ago
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The Count Of Gramercy Park

The Brown-Out Strangler

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Court Martial Of Pvt. Eddie LeonskiEpisode 382 is dedicated to the Australian scoundrel Philip Quinn, a dedicated listener from Down Under who wanted to hear more about the case of Eddie Leonski, an American soldier who terrorized Melbourne with a murder spree while the city was under mandated “brown-outs,” reductions in the use of lighting to make it less of a air raid target. The only good contemporary coverage of the case was during the trial, which was conducted by the American Army and not the local government, so you’ll have to wait for the defense in Act III to learn the strange story behind the soldier’s deadly impulse.Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age, the Perth Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Hi...

103 MIN3 w ago
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The Brown-Out Strangler

Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...True Tales From The Old WestRemastered from the True Crime Historian VaultEpisode 63 tells the story of the scoundrel Charley Bowles who took the moniker Black Bart from a villain in a dime novel, but I think he used it ironically because it didn’t really fit his gentlemanly style. He only robbed coaches carrying treasure belonging to the Wells Fargo Company, apparently in revenge for a mining dispute in Nevada. When he left his doggerel poetry at the scene of the crime, he would sign it “Black Bart PO8” spelling poet with a numeral, text-message style long before the internet, way ahead of his time. Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Evening Star, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing pa...

55 MINMAR. 1
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Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

Counting On Uncommon Clues (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodePremium Listener Exclusive The Weekend Armchair #27“Trapped By A Memory Portrait” by Detective Phil Day, as told to Jack Grey. The search for a cracker-jack conman and forger depends upon a portrait drawn by the talented detective.“At The Seventh Cross” by Detective Mark Brady, as told to E.M. Johnson. The man staggered into the woman’s apartment mortally wounded. In his hand, he held a crumpled piece of paper with four typewritten enigmatic words.“The Clue That Talked” by Detective John H. Shields, as told to Allan Van Hoesen. On a case oddly reminiscent of the famous Lizzie Borden story, an alert detective picks up a clue from an unlikely witness: the family’s talking gray parrot.Adapted from the historic pages of True Detective, December 1927

99 MINFEB. 28
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Counting On Uncommon Clues (Plus Exclusive)

Murders Of The Buncombe County Mankiller

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...An Incident In The Blacksmith’s ShopEpisode 380 tells the story of a violent rampage and its aftermath, when a jealous man shoots a rival down in cold blood and then bashes his head with a hammer. There are enough witnesses that there’s no question his guilt, and the third act details the extremes he will take to avoid a date in the electric chair.Culled from the historic pages of the Asheville Gazette-News, the Charlotte Observer, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode...

78 MINFEB. 23
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Murders Of The Buncombe County Mankiller

The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

Ad-free AvailablePULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...Face-To-Face With Pretty Boy FloydThe centerpiece of Episode 378 is a quest for an interview with the infamous bank robber and murderer Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd by Oklahoma reporter Vivian Brown. Although her reporting verges on glorifying Floyd’s celebrity, something we try to avoid, her six-part series published in the days between Floyd’s death in Ohio and his home-town burial, she also provides a deep insight into the way citizens viewed Depression-era bandits as anti-establishment folk heroes. But let’s not forget that Floyd murdered at least seven people, even if we don’t count the Kansas City Massacre.Culled from the historic pages of the East Liverpool Ohio Evening Review, the Oklahoma News, and other newspapers of the era. ***Show recommendation of the week - MONSTER MADNESS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/madness to listen to the latest episodes. ***A creation Of Pulpular ...

106 MINFEB. 9
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The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

You'll Never Hang Me!

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Insanity (Or Not) Of Douglas Van VlackEpisode 377 takes a deep plunge into the story of a troubled young couple in a flight from justice that ends in great double tragedies. The second act details a sensational and contentious trial as Douglas Van Vlack’s defense team try to keep him from the gallows by telling the story of his traumatic life. The third act tells how the scoundrel tries to take matters into his own hands when the insanity plea fails.Culled from the historic pages of the Idaho Evening Times and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/maul and enter promo code LEGENDS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an imp...

128 MINFEB. 2
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You'll Never Hang Me!

The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Bullets For Sheriff Maxwell And FamilyEpisode 376 is an action-packed thriller with a jailbreak, a prison break, a couple of car chases, a bank robbery, and then some. At the center of it all is the law-enforcing family of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell of Plymouth County, Iowa, who make the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of justice.Culled from the historic pages of the Sioux City Journal, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime H...

69 MINENE. 26
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The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

Latest Episodes

Girl Buried In A Barrel

Ad-free AvailableThe Awful Fate of Mary Ann Rheinhardt Episode 109 explores the heinous crime of the scoundrel Edward Reinhardt of Manhattan and Staten Island, who got tangled up with two women, got them both in trouble, and apparently, had to pick a favorite. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. And when they find the barrel buried on the shore of Silver Lake, all sorts of scandal comes tumbling out. *** Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free! Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

57 MIN8 h ago
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Girl Buried In A Barrel

Strange Murders From Down Under (Exclusive!)

Exclusive EpisodeWeekend Armchair #28 Strange Murders From Down Under By Harry Cox While researching Episode 382 a couple of weeks ago, I chanced upon a series of newspaper features by Australian writer Harry Cox. I used some of his description of Eddie Leonski from his last story in the series, “The Baby-Faced Killer,” so I’d like to share the other four. The Frenzied Killer Death in the Blue Mountains The 30-Year Masquerade Murdered for a Little White Lie

61 MIN5 d ago
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Strange Murders From Down Under (Exclusive!)

The Count Of Gramercy Park

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Slippery Scoundrel Gerald Chapman Episode 384 tells the story of a so-called gentleman thief who fearlessly went for the big scores, even while the object of a nation-wide man-hunt. This is another action-packed episode loaded with gunfights, jailbreaks, courtroom breakdowns, and all kinds of shenanigans. Act III starts with a rather odd, melodramatic feature story published while this creep was waiting for the hangman. Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, the Hartford Courant, and various New York newspapers of the era. *** Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free! Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

101 MIN1 w ago
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The Count Of Gramercy Park

The Brown-Out Strangler

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Court Martial Of Pvt. Eddie LeonskiEpisode 382 is dedicated to the Australian scoundrel Philip Quinn, a dedicated listener from Down Under who wanted to hear more about the case of Eddie Leonski, an American soldier who terrorized Melbourne with a murder spree while the city was under mandated “brown-outs,” reductions in the use of lighting to make it less of a air raid target. The only good contemporary coverage of the case was during the trial, which was conducted by the American Army and not the local government, so you’ll have to wait for the defense in Act III to learn the strange story behind the soldier’s deadly impulse.Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age, the Perth Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Hi...

103 MIN3 w ago
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The Brown-Out Strangler

Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...True Tales From The Old WestRemastered from the True Crime Historian VaultEpisode 63 tells the story of the scoundrel Charley Bowles who took the moniker Black Bart from a villain in a dime novel, but I think he used it ironically because it didn’t really fit his gentlemanly style. He only robbed coaches carrying treasure belonging to the Wells Fargo Company, apparently in revenge for a mining dispute in Nevada. When he left his doggerel poetry at the scene of the crime, he would sign it “Black Bart PO8” spelling poet with a numeral, text-message style long before the internet, way ahead of his time. Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Evening Star, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing pa...

55 MINMAR. 1
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Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

Counting On Uncommon Clues (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodePremium Listener Exclusive The Weekend Armchair #27“Trapped By A Memory Portrait” by Detective Phil Day, as told to Jack Grey. The search for a cracker-jack conman and forger depends upon a portrait drawn by the talented detective.“At The Seventh Cross” by Detective Mark Brady, as told to E.M. Johnson. The man staggered into the woman’s apartment mortally wounded. In his hand, he held a crumpled piece of paper with four typewritten enigmatic words.“The Clue That Talked” by Detective John H. Shields, as told to Allan Van Hoesen. On a case oddly reminiscent of the famous Lizzie Borden story, an alert detective picks up a clue from an unlikely witness: the family’s talking gray parrot.Adapted from the historic pages of True Detective, December 1927

99 MINFEB. 28
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Counting On Uncommon Clues (Plus Exclusive)

Murders Of The Buncombe County Mankiller

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...An Incident In The Blacksmith’s ShopEpisode 380 tells the story of a violent rampage and its aftermath, when a jealous man shoots a rival down in cold blood and then bashes his head with a hammer. There are enough witnesses that there’s no question his guilt, and the third act details the extremes he will take to avoid a date in the electric chair.Culled from the historic pages of the Asheville Gazette-News, the Charlotte Observer, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode...

78 MINFEB. 23
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Murders Of The Buncombe County Mankiller

The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

Ad-free AvailablePULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...Face-To-Face With Pretty Boy FloydThe centerpiece of Episode 378 is a quest for an interview with the infamous bank robber and murderer Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd by Oklahoma reporter Vivian Brown. Although her reporting verges on glorifying Floyd’s celebrity, something we try to avoid, her six-part series published in the days between Floyd’s death in Ohio and his home-town burial, she also provides a deep insight into the way citizens viewed Depression-era bandits as anti-establishment folk heroes. But let’s not forget that Floyd murdered at least seven people, even if we don’t count the Kansas City Massacre.Culled from the historic pages of the East Liverpool Ohio Evening Review, the Oklahoma News, and other newspapers of the era. ***Show recommendation of the week - MONSTER MADNESS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/madness to listen to the latest episodes. ***A creation Of Pulpular ...

106 MINFEB. 9
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The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

You'll Never Hang Me!

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Insanity (Or Not) Of Douglas Van VlackEpisode 377 takes a deep plunge into the story of a troubled young couple in a flight from justice that ends in great double tragedies. The second act details a sensational and contentious trial as Douglas Van Vlack’s defense team try to keep him from the gallows by telling the story of his traumatic life. The third act tells how the scoundrel tries to take matters into his own hands when the insanity plea fails.Culled from the historic pages of the Idaho Evening Times and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/maul and enter promo code LEGENDS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an imp...

128 MINFEB. 2
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You'll Never Hang Me!

The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Bullets For Sheriff Maxwell And FamilyEpisode 376 is an action-packed thriller with a jailbreak, a prison break, a couple of car chases, a bank robbery, and then some. At the center of it all is the law-enforcing family of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell of Plymouth County, Iowa, who make the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of justice.Culled from the historic pages of the Sioux City Journal, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime H...

69 MINENE. 26
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The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

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