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William Leslie, communist (1888 – 1957)

William Leslie was born in Elgin and his father Alexander was a shoemaker. Prior to World War One, from 1908 – 1913, he was a professional footballer playing for Elgin City and Manchester City. 310 more words


Negro tenements, no. 2.

The 1888 version of Sanborn Company’s fire insurance map of Wilson reveals two sets of “negro tenements” just east of the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad. One set stretched along North Pettigrew Street. 21 more words

City Of Wilson

Foreclosure and sale.

Wilson Mirror, 16 May 1888.

Just a few years into his marriage, A. Wilson Jones encountered financial difficulties and let his house and lot on East Nash Street go into foreclosure. 17 more words

City Of Wilson

Rough Injustice: Only Killers and Thieves

Review: Only Killers and Thieves, by Paul Howarth
HarperCollins, 2018. 319 pp. $27

It’s 1885, and Billy and Tommy McBride, Australian teenagers in a drought-ridden wilderness, have grown up within the confines of their family’s failing cattle ranch. 849 more words

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Icarus on Yakima Avenue

Paul Ludwig Schulze claimed to be royalty, the son of a Hapsburg baron.

He immigrated to the United States from Germany just after the Civil War and made his way west with the push of railroads to the Pacific. 1,268 more words


War Years Day Part II

It didn’t take us long to find just what on earth was going on as we soon happened upon the skirmish between the Armed Constabulary and bushrangers. 1,410 more words