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One Hundred Years Ago
« Reply #7200 on: August 22, 2019, 04:20:57 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 22, 1919.






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« Reply #7201 on: August 22, 2019, 06:53:30 PM »


Why "news of the holdup was suppressed by the officers?"  There must be more to this story.

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« Reply #7202 on: August 23, 2019, 03:09:18 AM »
Why "news of the holdup was suppressed by the officers?"  There must be more to this story.

That was weird, wasn't it?  I'll look for more info but there probably won't be anything to it until some of those dudes are caught.


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« Reply #7203 on: August 23, 2019, 03:13:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 23, 1919.

   



 


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« Reply #7204 on: August 25, 2019, 03:05:37 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 25, 1919.

   


   
   

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« Reply #7205 on: August 26, 2019, 03:38:41 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 26, 1919.


PS, It wasn't eating the turkey that killed them.  It was the olives.  (Botulism.)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/don0626/5543849083/in/photolist-8tG2qB-drAguL-cYeieU-4fkAzT-oeG25Z-DmNo6i-H5KGin-9rTFbT-7kyzzc-4TYk9q

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« Reply #7206 on: August 26, 2019, 04:47:25 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 26, 1919.


PS, It wasn't eating the turkey that killed them.  It was the olives.  (Botulism.)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/don0626/5543849083/in/photolist-8tG2qB-drAguL-cYeieU-4fkAzT-oeG25Z-DmNo6i-H5KGin-9rTFbT-7kyzzc-4TYk9q

There are few foods on this earth more disgusting than an olive. Given their rancid taste, it is not surprising that none of these people could tell that the olives were "off".

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« Reply #7207 on: August 27, 2019, 03:22:42 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 27, 1919.

 


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« Reply #7208 on: August 28, 2019, 03:13:15 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., August 28, 1919.


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« Reply #7209 on: August 29, 2019, 03:36:35 AM »



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« Reply #7210 on: August 30, 2019, 12:25:19 AM »
How much could one ladies dress, cape and vest have been worth that somebody would steal them? Why not other cloths as well? Something seems odd in this story.

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« Reply #7211 on: August 30, 2019, 05:56:53 PM »
How much could one ladies dress, cape and vest have been worth that somebody would steal them? Why not other cloths as well? Something seems odd in this story.
I think it was an inside job and L.E. Mutchar just wanted to go to the local library and read to small children and then go to one of those clubs. 

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« Reply #7212 on: September 02, 2019, 03:19:43 AM »
I think it was an inside job and L.E. Mutchar just wanted to go to the local library and read to small children and then go to one of those clubs.
I wish I lived in a world where I didn't know what you were talking about.

*I would imagine he also robbed a cosmetics store earlier in the day?  ;)

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« Reply #7213 on: September 03, 2019, 04:01:34 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 03, 1919.


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« Reply #7214 on: September 03, 2019, 04:05:36 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 03, 1919.



Even the cancer patients were remarkably sturdy back then!

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« Reply #7215 on: September 03, 2019, 04:18:14 AM »
Even the cancer patients were remarkably sturdy back then!

My first thought too, K.  haha.  I wonder if the poor guy landed on the hospital's lawn or on a nice, soft flowerbed?

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« Reply #7216 on: September 03, 2019, 01:35:37 PM »
My first thought too, K.  haha.  I wonder if the poor guy landed on the hospital's lawn or on a nice, soft flowerbed?


Folks back then raised on non-homongized milk, no vaccines, tainted well water, and unpasteurized ale. Often barefoot and no HVAC systems. If you survived birth and childhood you were tough and can handle falls, motoristt mayhem, and robberies! Nothing a good snort ofrotgut whiskey couldn't relieve.

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« Reply #7217 on: September 04, 2019, 03:48:27 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 04, 1919.






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« Reply #7218 on: September 04, 2019, 04:51:00 AM »
Even the cancer patients were remarkably sturdy back then!
Four stores... Forty feet? Only minor bruising? And then dies of cancer just 2 days later?

Again, this seems extraordinary. Toss a modern cancer patient in a hospice with an expected two days to live out a fourth story window and see how quickly internal bleeding and broken bones takes their life.

It kind of makes me wonder if it was a little bit of a cover up job on the part of the hospital. Say that the internal bleeding did not exist to make it seem that it was just a nice, natural death...

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« Reply #7219 on: September 05, 2019, 04:19:39 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 05, 1919.

 




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« Reply #7220 on: September 06, 2019, 03:26:16 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 06, 1919.


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« Reply #7221 on: September 06, 2019, 09:19:21 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 05, 1919.

 





You are building a strong case, Rix, the hit-and-run cyclist notwithstanding.

A 1919 White truck:


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« Reply #7222 on: September 06, 2019, 06:28:18 PM »
You are building a strong case, Rix, the hit-and-run cyclist notwithstanding.

A 1919 White truck:



Oh yes, K, haha.  Though truth in advertising, I should have posted this item from the same paper:



But then again, it does say that the kid was still alive.  Love that truck.

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« Reply #7223 on: September 08, 2019, 03:35:04 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 08, 1919.


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« Reply #7224 on: September 11, 2019, 03:18:43 AM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 11, 1919.


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« Reply #7225 on: September 11, 2019, 06:04:17 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 11, 1919.


I thought the cost was $150-200 worth of clothes stolen in the great Neustadt Caper per the previous article.

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« Reply #7226 on: September 11, 2019, 07:47:38 PM »
From the Library of Congress.  The Rock Island Argus., September 11, 1919.



I get the feeling that the man who made this threat did not study anatomy. Teeth knocked down throat, sure. Perhaps even a nose. Eyes just seem a little far-fetched without some prior surgery.*

*I think that would be a fun threat just to see the confused look on the person's face...

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« Reply #7227 on: September 12, 2019, 03:02:12 AM »

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« Reply #7228 on: September 17, 2019, 06:26:17 PM »

And so it begins.WWI is at an end. The rebuilding starts, and the fires set to light the world ablaze in WWII are already smouldering.

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« Reply #7229 on: September 20, 2019, 03:19:18 AM »
And so it begins.WWI is at an end. The rebuilding starts, and the fires set to light the world ablaze in WWII are already smouldering.
Well put, WOTR.