STORIES OF THE OLD WEST - This is Pauline Markham. - (1847-1919) - She had quite an interesting life as a singer, a burlesque dancer & a member of the Lydia Thompson troupe. Pauline supposedly had relations with several Northern Generals & Post Civil War Reconstructionists. She was also responsible for bringing to Tombstone, Josephine "Sadie" Marcus. Sadie eventually became Wyatt Earp’s common-law wife & was with him 46 years.
On February 7th 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date from around 150 BC – AD 68, were discovered in some caves near the Jordan River. The 900 scrolls, which are made of leather and papyrus, make up three types of documents – texts from the Hebrew Bible, books from the Old Testament and documents including some poems and a book of community rules. They are considered of great religious and historical significance and are now kept in Jerusalem.
According to the book Historic Natchez City Cemetery, Louise was a prostitute who worked in a brothel down Under the Hill after the Civil War. Many colorful stories about the poor girl; that she had become stranded in Natchez and was forced into prostitution just to survive, or that her fiancée abandoned her in town without any means to get by. When she died of tuberculosis the doc who treated her or the plantation owner who frequented her, paid for her burial.
Fairview Cemetery near Greensburg, Kansas. The sexton had to replace the glass after the Greensburg tornado. Local Legend has it that when the glass broke the doll WALKED OUT, wandered aimlessly for miles, BOUGHT SOUVENIRS AT BETO JUNCTION, and returned just in time for the grave repair. If you go to this grave at midnight on a full moon and say "Baby Doll" 3 times you will either be given a BETO junction souvenir, or eaten by Wild Prairie Children. BEWARE!!
1860's Changeable Silk Gown Civil War Dress eBay seller coda2222, all hand stitched, fully lined, 1/2" black chantilly lace at neck; bodice, waist & sleeves - black silk; front placket has one large snap (!); front closure, some alterations made, 2.5" double ruffle at shoulder; cartridge pleated, hidden slated pocket, brown glazed cotton lining on skirt & sleeves, bodice inner linen corset with eyelets for lacing; bust: 32.5"; waist: 25"; skirt length: 42"; hem width: 132"
Wedding dress, Markham, Ontario, 1884. McCord Museum: "It shows the hallmark silhouette of the mid-1880s: the shelf-like bustle from which the skirt hangs vertically, and the fitted bodice with low pointed waistline, high collar, & closely fitted sleeves. The horizontal knife-pleated trim on the skirt is found in many variations on dresses from this period." The dressmaker charged the bride $4.00 for this dress.
In 1879, Anna Bates (a giantess at 7' 5½") gave birth to the longest and heaviest baby that Guinness has on record. The baby, born in Seville, Ohio, weighed in at 23 pounds, 12 ounces and measured 30 inches long. Sadly, the baby boy passed away just 11 hours after being born.