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Old 08-27-2019, 11:54 AM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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During WWII, Icelandic males were outnumbered by foreign soldiers, British, American and Canadian.

In 1941, the Icelandic Minister of the Judiciary investigated "The Situation", and the police tracked 500+ women who had been having sex with the soldiers. Many were upset that the foreign troops were "taking away" women, friends, and family. During 1942 two facilities opened to house such women who had relations with the soldiers. Both closed within a year, after investigations determined that most liaisons were consensual. About 332 Icelandic women married foreign soldiers.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Iceland
And these situations occurred in many places overseas with an influx of US soldiers. The old phrase about American soldiers in the UK being “oversexed and over here”. The America GI almost always was paid much more than his Allied counterpart. An attractive fact for some local women.
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Old Today, 10:21 AM
 
Location: StlNoco Mo
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Cape Girardeau Democrat July 25, 1891

MARKED IN 1861

A turtle was found at Lexington a few days ago, it is said, bearing marks made on it in 1861 by an Illinois cavalryman.

Turtles can really get up there in age. The oldest known terrestrial animal in the world is a tortoise named Jonathan who was hatched in 1832. He resides on the Island of Saint Helena, a British overseas territory in the south Atlantic ocean. His image is on the Saint Helena five pence coin.






Morgan County Democrat (Versailles Mo) July 29, 1904 Pg2

WANTED HIM TO POISON LINCOLN

James Almon, who died in Washington last week, had long declared that he was once offered $100,000 to poison President Lincoln. Almon kept the dairy that supplied the White House with milk and cream.





The " Prison Mirror " is the longest running prison newspaper in the United States. It was co-founded by the outlaw brothers, Cole, Jim and Bob Younger on August 10, 1887 in Minnesota.

A Colorful History of The Prison Mirror, America's Oldest Continuously Operated Prison Newspaper | Mental Floss
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