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Unraveled Between the Bed Slats

20 September 1934 – New Trial Asked by the Payne Sisters Glasgow Times’ article “Notie Dunbar and Dora Payne, sisters, sentenced to 31 and 10 years, respectively, by a jury in Circuit Court Monday, for the murder of their father, … Continue reading

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Where Backyards Meet

I have accumulated entirely too much research over the years that serves no purpose but to clutter space. Some of it still produces brick walls and dead ends over and over. But then I discover delicious tidbits of our far … Continue reading

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Clarifying the Triangle at Leslie and Cleveland Avenues and John Hamilton’s Hanging

I have been bombarded with questions over the time since I started this blog about “hangings” that supposedly took place on the Triangle, a piece of land in the center of town that is bordered by Cleveland Avenue, Brown Street … Continue reading

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The Misplaced Lady – The Deceptive Legend of Hammer House

Juliann Page, daughter of William Page of the Bristletown area, was born in 1802. She married first to Melkijah Gillock, and after his death, she married John T. Barlow. John lived on Boyd’s Creek, in the area where the Quarry … Continue reading

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The Legends of Middle Bridge

Bridge lore is always fascinating, yet boringly all the same stories when it comes down to it. It’s always about some girl, or woman, who either had a wreck, fell out of a vehicle, was kidnapped, raped, or there is … Continue reading

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Requiescat in pax – Robert Lincoln Brown’s funeral

The following clip taken from a Glasgow newspaper   The funeral of Bob Brown, who was hung here last Monday, was conducted at New Salem church, near his old home, Tuesday evening, and was attended by one of the largest … Continue reading

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The Penalty Paid – 3 April 1899

I posted in a previous article that April 3, 1899 was Easter Sunday. I would like to reiterate, and say that April 3 was Monday, the day after Easter Sunday. It was on this day that Robert Lincoln Brown died … Continue reading

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