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Old 07-04-2019, 07:28 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Here are some pictures of Wounded Knee.

C. G. Morledge photo collection | www.American-Tribes.com



I did a little research on one of the guys who took the pictures after the massacre and discovered that he was quite a busy weasel. Here is what I found.

Clarence Grant Morledge (1865-1948)
b. Illinois
Photographer, actor, promoter, con man, armed robber.


On January 25, 1900, Morledge entered a saloon on West Twelfth street in Kansas City, Mo., at 4:30 AM with a handkerchief tied over his face and a pistol in each hand. After commanding the bartender and two other men to hold up their hands, he grabbed $20 from the cash register and fled. He was quickly apprehended two blocks away.



Indianapolis News April 21, 1900

THEATRICAL MAN SENT UP FROM KANSAS CITY

Kansas City, Mo., Apr 21--C.E. Morledge, an actor, who held up two restaurants and a saloon in the center of the business district, singlehanded, in order to get money to put his theatrical company on the road, was sentenced yesterday to 25 years in the penitentiary. He pleaded insanity.

Morledge is a remarkable criminal. He was one of the original promoters of the Topolobampo co-operative colonization scheme, and he originated a scheme to dam the Missouri river at Bismarck, S.D. and to divert the entire flow of waters in a gigantic ditch that would flow southward through Nebraska and Kansas and have lateral ditches that would irrigate the whole of the western part of those states.

Another scheme projected by Morledge was to revive the Ancient Order of Magic, and still another was to build a big cooperative apartment house that would cover several blocks.

James A Finlay, Indian agent in Pine Ridge, S.D., in 1890, during the uprising of the Sioux Indians there, testified about how Morledge made money there. After the Battle of Wounded Knee, General Brooke issued an order that no one on the agency should go beyond a certain line, because the Indians were in great numbers. That night Morledge was missing. The next morning he came into camp. He had spent the night on the battlefield of Wounded Knee, taking flash-light photographs of the dead soldiers and Indians. He made a great deal of money selling them. General Brooke had to banish him from the agency.
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Old 07-07-2019, 09:45 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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James Howard Snook (1879-1930)
Olympic gold medalist, inventor
He invented the " Snook Hook " a device veterinarians still use today.
He is the only Olympic champion to be executed for murder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Snook
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Old 07-08-2019, 10:23 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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James Howard Snook (1879-1930)
Olympic gold medalist, inventor
He invented the " Snook Hook " a device veterinarians still use today.
He is the only Olympic champion to be executed for murder.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_H._Snook
I recall reading about this years ago when I lived in Columbus Ohio and attended Ohio State University. Itís a well known story locally.
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Old 07-09-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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NITROGLYCERIN




One of the most dangerous things ever invented. It became popular with safecrackers. My favorite Burt Reynolds movie was " Breakin In " where he played an aging yeggman who teaches this kid how to blow safes. He rented a house near the airport so the planes flying over his house would drown out the sound of him blowing safes in his basement with nitroglycerin.
It's hard to say how many criminals have been killed using the stuff. 15 people were killed in a building in San Francisco in 1866 because of a faulty packed crate of nitroglycerin. A number of railroad workers have been killed also.

Nitroglycerine! Terrible Explosion and Loss of Lives in San Francisco



https://railroad.lindahall.org/essays/black-powder.html




https://www.livescience.com/40188-da...el-prizes.html
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Some Famous People That Died From Animal Bites




Ada Clare (1834-1874) Dog Bite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Clare




Jean Batten (1909-1982) Dog Bite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Batten





Alexander of Greece (1893-1920) Monkey Bite

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_of_Greece
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Cebu, Philippines
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There are many false reports that Fidel Castro was a major league baseball prospect, but another famous Cuban before him was even better. Jose Capablanca went to Columbia with hopes of being a ball player, and was the shortstop on the 1905 Columbia team. But instead, went on to become the world chess champion, a title he held for seven years.
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Old Yesterday, 09:18 PM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Jake Terry (1853-1907)

This Missouri-born train robber figured out he could make more money smuggling Chinese immigrants and opium into the United States from Canada.
He liked to play cat and mouse with Customs Inspector Lawrence Flannigan, who knew Terry was a smuggler and wanted to catch him in the act.
Once, Terry sent an anonymous message to Flannigan's office tipping him off that opium was being smuggled in on a certain train. Flannigan went to the rail yard and spotted a suspicious box tied under one of the box cars, after he crawled underneath and untied the package, he opened it and discovered it was filled with horse manure.

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/94036432/jake-terry
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Old Today, 02:17 PM
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Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Napoleon Bonaparte had some of his seriously ill soldiers euthanized with massive amounts of opium as he retreated from Palestine back to Egypt. He feared the left behind men would be caught and executed by enemies, which had happened before. A French doctor refused NB's orders siting the Hippocratic oath, NB found a Muslim doctor willing to do the deed.
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