Forgotten Tales of Indiana

Forgotten Tales of Indiana
Author: Keven McQueen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-09-01
ISBN: 1625843259
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Indiana Book Excerpt:

Author Keven McQueen recalls a time when skunk farms, which allegedly produced a cure for rheumatism, were speckled throughout the countryside and a miserable woman tied her husband to a fence post, coated him with salt and intended to let the cows "lick him to death." Meet the King of the Ghouls, an accomplished grave robber and notorious murderer, and a man so convinced he was an ox that he often joined neighborhood cattle for a bite of grass, and discover ghosts, monsters, giant skeletons and more in this collection of outlandish tales from the Hoosier State.

Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana

Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana
Author: Keven McQueen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2009-10-14
ISBN: 1614234345
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange Tales of Crime and Murder in Southern Indiana Book Excerpt:

The author of Horror in the Heartland delves deep into the dark and sordid annals of the region where Hoosier history began. Prepare to take a tour of some dark, strange moments of southern Indiana’s history. From the scheming wife who wanted her dull husband out of the way to make room for a young love affair and the husband who stomped his wife to death because she wouldn’t stop singing an irritating song, to the man who murdered an entire family to pay off some farming equipment and the case of a mistaken-identity murder, author Keven McQueen relates the sinister (or not so) motives and gruesome details of nine murders that occurred in southern Indiana between 1880 and 1912. With a detailed, if macabre, look at each story as well as the ambiguities surrounding the criminals and punishments, McQueen illuminates the darker side of Hoosier history. Includes photos!

Forgotten Tales of Missouri

Forgotten Tales of Missouri
Author: Mary Collins Barile
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2012-05-08
ISBN: 1614238235
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Missouri Book Excerpt:

Truth, after all, still remains stranger and more engaging than most legends. And Missouri, of course, leads every other place in truth. Hop aboard Long's dragon boat or take advantage of 1846 wind wagon technology to plunge into the forgotten tales of this fascinating place. Hobnob cautiously with Stagger Lee, Mike Fink and Calamity Jane and view the chamber pot war from a safe distance. Trade witticisms with Alphonse Wetmore and Mark Twain, the frontier folk who keep us civilized today. If you keep company with storyteller Mary Collins Barile, you'll even catch a glimpse of the Mississippi River running backward from an earthquake that was all Missouri's fault.

Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania

Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania
Author: Thomas White
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1625843267
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Pennsylvania Book Excerpt:

What do you really know about the Keystone State? William Penn, the Revolutionary figures of Philadelphia, and the strength of Pittsburgh's steel all loom large in Pennsylvania's history, but author Thomas White brings together a collection of tales that have been cast in the shadows of these giant icons. From the 1869 storm that pelted Chester County with snails to the bloody end of the Cooley gang, White selects events with an eye for the humorous and strange. Mostly true accounts of cannibalistic feats, goat-rescuing lawmen, heroic goldfish, the funeral of a gypsy queen, and a Pittsburgh canine whose obituary was featured in the New York Times all leap from the lost pages of history.

Forgotten Tales of Illinois

Forgotten Tales of Illinois
Author: Bryan Alaspa
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN: 1625842953
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Illinois Book Excerpt:

Dig up the men who tried to dig up Lincoln. Mull over the Mad Gasser of Mattoon and the 1977 thunderbird infestation, from a safe distance. Watch in horror as one of the greatest maritime disasters in U.S. history occurs twenty feet from the banks of the Chicago River or follow the course of the blimp crash that convinced a downtown bank employee that it was raining hell. Try not to blink as towns washed away by floods and shrines covered over by condominiums are dragged back from the margins of history into the center of the page, where they belong. After all, reasons author Bryan Alaspa, if the pope was eager to stop by the House of Crosses during his visit to Chicago, surely it is worth a look. Just beware: a quick glance into this book and you might not look up until you've read the whole gripping and grin-inspiring collection.

Forgotten Tales of Alabama

Forgotten Tales of Alabama
Author: Kelly Kazek
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-09-29
ISBN: 1614236356
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Alabama Book Excerpt:

Alabama tales that have existed only in rumor, legend and lore are uncovered in this volume of strange, funny, far-fetched, unique and gripping stories from Muscle Shoals to Mobile. From Muscle Shoals to Montgomery to Mobile, there's just no place quite like Alabama. Take a journey off the beaten path through the Cotton State with author Kelly Kazek as she uncovers the stories that make Alabama one of a kind. Kazek, a longtime Alabama resident, unearths tales that have existed only in rumor, anecdote, legend and lore. This collection is packed with little-known stories of strange sites, like the world's largest Nehi bottle; curious critters, like the first monkey in space; and colorful characters, such as the outlaw Tom Clark. Whether funny, far-fetched, gripping or grisly, Forgotten Tales of Alabama is filled with stories you won't soon forget.

Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia

Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia
Author: Thomas White,Edward White
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-09-30
ISBN: 1614235422
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Philadelphia Book Excerpt:

A twelve-foot bull shark in the Delaware, the 1856 tornado that tore through Kensington and the four-elephant battle royal that rolled into Fair Hill Junction are among the bizarre tales that are too often overlooked in the history of Penn's Holy Experiment. Authors Thomas and Edward White have intrepidly stormed the stacks to unearth this offbeat collection of strange stories and weird lore with accounts of body snatchers, witch trials and a snake-wielding lunatic. From the outlawing of tambourine beating to the posse that caught a "ghost" and everything in between, the Brothers White take a wickedly gleeful romp through the freak happenings, dastardly deeds and unbelievable characters that lurk in the lost chronicles of the City of Brotherly Love.

Forgotten Tales of Idaho

Forgotten Tales of Idaho
Author: Andy Weeks
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-03-30
ISBN: 1625852460
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Idaho Book Excerpt:

Idaho was the forty-third state admitted to the Union, but it just might lead the nation in strange stories and offbeat legends. Author and Idaho resident Andy Weeks fills this collection of tales with stories ranging from compelling and heartfelt to outlandish and bizarre. Discover the boxcar that carried the alleged body of John Wilkes Booth through Idaho. Uncover the identity of Lady Bluebeard, the unassuming Twin Falls housewife who allegedly murdered four husbands. Find out how cars ended up at the bottom of Lake Coeur dAlene. Learn the grisly story of Gobo Fango, a black Mormon sheepherder whose late 1800s bloody dispute with a cattleman on the open range proved fatal. These tales and many others bring to light Idahos unruly past in fascinating detail.

Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin

Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin
Author: Martin Hintz
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-05-13
ISBN: 1614231877
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Wisconsin Book Excerpt:

Drift back to an era when the speed limit in Milwaukee was an edgy four miles per hour and Madison lawmakers could poke at hogs to punctuate the tedium of legislative sessions. Martin Hintz makes even the slow times of the Badger State fly by in this collection of Wisconsin's forgotten memories. Taste the world's first batch of pink lemonade (made with the dye of a circus performer's pants) and witness the tragic death of the world's last wild passenger pigeon. Track down ancient Algonkin legends like the great serpent that swam up the Mississippi looking for copper, and drop in on modern legends like Les Paul, whose guitar spun records into gold.

Forgotten Tales of Tennessee

Forgotten Tales of Tennessee
Author: Kelly Kazek
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2011-01-03
ISBN: 1625841485
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Tennessee Book Excerpt:

Tennessee has never been a stranger to strangeness. Stories of the weird, wild, and wonderful abound in the Volunteer state. Join author and seasoned journalist Kelly Kazek as she tracks down the extraordinary stories that other history books overlook. Each section covers a different outlandish theme of Tennessee history colorful characters, strange sites, intriguing incidents, tombstone tales, odd occurrences, and curious creatures. Readers will discover the brilliant phenomenon of synchronized firefly flashes in the Smoky Mountain town of Elmont, take on the world's largest Moon Pie in Chattanooga and learn Tennessee's history of damaging earthquakes. From the humorous to the haunting, the madcap to the macabre, Forgotten Tales of Tennessee offers a collection as remarkable as the state itself.

Forgotten Tales of Michigan s Lower Peninsula

Forgotten Tales of Michigan s Lower Peninsula
Author: Alan Naldrett
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2014-08-19
ISBN: 162585191X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of Michigan s Lower Peninsula Book Excerpt:

Some of Michigan's most noteworthy yarns and compelling characters were lost down the corridors of history--until now. Discover the Nain Rouge, that "Demon from the Strait," spotted everywhere from the Battle of Bloody Run in 1763 to the Detroit Riot in 1967. Meet folks like Major Stickney, who named his sons One and Two and his youngest daughter Indiana. Inspect the Toledo War's ill-equipped militia and sort through an armament that included a barrel of whiskey and broom handles from the local hardware store. Spend time with "Mad Anthony" Wayne and pay a visit to Cadillac, the wickedest town in the Midwest. Author Alan Naldrett covers these stories and more in this collection of forgotten tales.

Forgotten Tales of New Mexico

Forgotten Tales of New Mexico
Author: Ellen Dornan
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2012-02-27
ISBN: 1614238340
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Tales of New Mexico Book Excerpt:

New Mexico, a place defined by a history of grand conflicts, conquistadores, Pueblo warriors, and nuclear scientists, will celebrate its state centennial in 2012. What better time for a collection of forgotten tales that recounts the adventures and exploits of priests, soldiers, witches, and politicians, who carved out a living in the harsh frontier. Ellen will introduce the reader to a cross-dressing Buffalo Soldier, a French trailblazer who opened a road from Santa Fe to Texas, an American spy who became a Mexican general, a Mexican raised by the Navajo who helped round up the Din for removal, and a governor whose head was removed and used as a football. Spanning from the 17th century to World War II, these stories are drawn from Native oral histories as well as the state's written records, and provide a sampling of New Mexico's colorful past.

Louisville Murder Mayhem

Louisville Murder   Mayhem
Author: Keven McQueen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 125
Release: 2012-03-04
ISBN: 1614233640
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louisville Murder Mayhem Book Excerpt:

“Lovers of true crime will be thrilled to find a book devoted to Louisville’s more iniquitous side . . . and McQueen captures it all with obvious glee” (The Courier-Journal). Life in Louisville in the years following the Civil War, and through the turn of the century, was as exciting as it was dangerous. The city continued to grow as important urban hub of culture and commerce, connecting the South with the Midwest and Northern states. As Keven McQueen proves in this collection of morbid tales of crime and depravity, life in Louisville certainly had a darker side. Journey back to a time when Louisville’s streets were filled with rail cars, its alleys populated by thieves, and its brothels hummed with activity. Whether it’s the tale of the marriage of a convicted murderer to a notorious prostitute, or the exploits the criminal duo dubbed Louisville’s Bonnie and Clyde, this is a true crime collection that is truly hard to believe. Includes photos!

The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890

The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890
Author: Keven McQueen
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2016-11-07
ISBN: 1614231605
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Great Louisville Tornado of 1890 Book Excerpt:

The dramatic story of a devastating natural disaster in nineteenth-century Kentucky. On March 27, 1890, a devastating storm moved over the Ohio River Valley, spawning dozens of deadly tornados. The most powerful of these twisters touched down in Louisville, carving a path of unprecedented destruction from Main Street to the end of town. In the aftermath, nearly eight hundred buildings in the city were destroyed, and over one hundred people perished. In all, the storm produced over twenty-five tornados that day, and it remains the twenty-fifth deadliest storm in US history. This book chronicles Louisville’s most violent natural disaster, with tales of harrowing rescues and rebuilding.

Murderous Acts

Murderous Acts
Author: Keven McQueen
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-10-05
ISBN: 0253058457
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murderous Acts Book Excerpt:

While the Midwest may be known for salt-of-the-earth folks, it's also home to murder and mayhem. In Murderous Acts: 100 Years of Crime in the Midwest, Keven McQueen explores a century of true crimes committed in 10 Midwestern states, from the 1840s to the 1940s. With a touch of gallows humor, McQueen relies on original research to recount infamous transgressions—including Michigan's Robert Irving Latimer case, the serial murders of Nebraskan Jake Bird, and the bloody deeds of Kansas's Bender family—as well as gruesome tales that are less well known, such as the Wisconsin man with a penchant for swinging an axe at the necks of men he didn't care for, the Hoosier who killed his sweetheart in the midst of a Halloween ball, and the French nobleman who wreaked havoc in a St. Louis hotel. Murderous Acts will intrigue and delight fans of true crime and will send a shiver down the spine of any reader fascinated by the dark history of America's Heartland.

Spooky Indiana

Spooky Indiana
Author: S. E. Schlosser,Paul G. Hoffman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN: 0762789581
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spooky Indiana Book Excerpt:

Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences in the Hoosier State. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.

Haunted Tales from The Region

Haunted Tales from The Region
Author: Dorothy Salvo Davis
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2010-09-24
ISBN: 1614234167
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Haunted Tales from The Region Book Excerpt:

South Shore lights blaze through the night, warding off restless spirits that slink among shadows. Join paranormal researcher and author Dorothy Salvo Davis as she reveals the legends and ghouls that haunt this generally peaceful area. Journey to deceased pop legend Michael Jackson's home in Gary and experience a chill as the unexplained dances before you. Does a chimp's apparition play among the walkways and cages of the Washington Park Zoo? Dare to discover. And visit John Dillinger's ghostly gang hideout in Hammond and the uneasy Hoosiers of LaPorte, who suffer the shrieks emanating from wicked Bella Gunness' ever-tortured victims. Cut the lights at your own peril, because the ghouls of the South Shore won't soon find solace.

Forgotten Hoosiers

Forgotten Hoosiers
Author: Fred D. Cavinder
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-06-29
ISBN: 1625843372
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forgotten Hoosiers Book Excerpt:

Vowing to overcome the sin of seriousness, Indiana-born humorist Don Herold lived up to his promise. Gifted with a droll sense of humor and a vivid imagination, he was one of the most widely read, if least remembered, Hoosiers. In Forgotten Hoosiers, journalist Fred D. Cavinder presents a collection of biographical sketches charting the lives of noteworthy Hoosiers who have been overlooked, as well as acclaimed figures whose Hoosier origins have been obscured. From Harland David Sanders, the pioneering Kentucky colonel who developed the world-famous chicken franchise, to Samuel G. Woodfill, whom many have called the greatest hero of World War I, Hoosiers- both known and unknown- have continued to make their marks across the country and the world.

The Dead Tell Tales

The Dead Tell Tales
Author: Maria Cecilia Lozada,Barra O'Donnabhain
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN: 1938770498
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Tell Tales Book Excerpt:

Honoring Jane Buikstra's pioneering work in the development of bioarchaeological research, the essays in this volume stem from a symposium held at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Multiple generations of Buikstra's former doctoral students and other colleagues gathered to discuss the impact of her mentorship. The essays are remarkable for their breadth, in terms of both the topics discussed and the geographical range they cover. The contributions highlight the dynamism of bioarchaeology, which owes so much to the strong foundations laid down over the last few decades. The volume documents the degree to which bioarchaeological approaches have become normalized and integrated into anthropological research: bioarchaeology has moved out of the appendix and into the interpretation of archaeological data. New perspectives have emerged, partly in response to theoretical changes within anthropology, but also as a result of the engagement of the broader discipline with bioarchaeology.

Wisconsin Library Bulletin

Wisconsin Library Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1906
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Libraries
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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