Mary Edwards Walker (November 26, 1832 - February 21, 1919) was an American feminist, abolitionist, prohibitionist, alleged spy, prisoner of war and surgeon. She is one of only eight civilians, and the only woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor.
charles manson august 16 1969 - a crazy serial killer and cult leader helped to end the tumultuous decade. Google him and read the story...it still makes me sick, don't even want to write about it. He looks too normal here, see the other picture I have posted of him.
The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880’s [3 pictures]
The insane mess of telephone wires over New York in the 1880′s These photos of a morass of telephone wires in New York City were taken in 1887 and 88, only a little more than 10 years after the telephone was first patented…
Billy the Kid: (1859– 1881) real name William McCarty has become one of the legendary figures of the Wild West. His mother was an Irish immigrant who grew up in Ireland and raised her son in a New York slum before heading out west.
Doc Scurlock ... gunfighter, cowboy, outlaw, associate of Billy the Kid and a key participant in the Bloody Lincoln County War. In 1880 he gave away his guns, moved to Tascosa where he settled down with a new wife and growing family. Eventually moving to Eastland County in 1919, Scurlock opened a candy store where he quietly lived out his remaining years, afraid he was still wanted by the law in NM.
This woman's son had to have his leg amputated because she wouldn't pay for his medical care. She was so desperate for money she committed forgery and perjury. But to no avail. She spent her life in squalor, filthy dresses, and eating nothing but irregular graham crackers to save money. She was Hetty Green, the Witch of Wall Street, with a fortune estimated at 17 BILLION (modern) dollars at the time of her death. Her daughter later donated most of the fortune to charity.
Paul Laurence Dunbar was the first African American to gain national eminence as a poet. Born in 1872 in Dayton, Ohio, he was the son of ex-slaves and classmate to Orville Wright of aviation fame. How many segregated high schools across the US were proudly named "Dunbar School"?