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Working on the railroad, drowned on the river.

Wilson Advance, 16 February 1883.

When construction resumed after the Civil War, the state of North Carolina leased thousands of African-American convicts — many sentenced for trivial crimes — to the  64 more words

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Death at San Quentin

She was prone to episodes of violence. Very little is known of her early life, including her birth name. Born in Ireland in the 1840s when the potato famine reached its deadly pinnacle, she immigrated to America and ended up in California. 732 more words

Female Criminal

4 Women

Today’s photo is a lovely cabinet card found in the Great Tennessee Vacation Haul, and shows four young women. The back of the card identifies them as Sarah, Agnes, Maud and Pearl.   169 more words

Women

The Ghost Captain of the kuk Kreigsmarine

There are those things that we rarely think about when we are young but are more important to some of us when we get older. For instance, what were our parents lives like? 423 more words

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