Real happenings during the time of the rifleman

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Post by Dana » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:45 pm

Between august 30th and September 15th 1880, at llanthony Abbey in the Gloucester area of England, reverend father abbot Ignatius and some little boys and later some others witnessed an apparition in a rhubarb field. All who saw the apparition claimed it was the Holy Mother.

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Post by Dana » Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:35 am

In 1883, the home insurance company commissioned William lebaron jenney ("the father of the skyscraper") to build a 10-story office building. The building was designed to be fire-proof and let in as much light as possible. The building was called the home insurance building. The foundation was made mostly from metal.

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Post by Dana » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:56 am

In 1887, Roxana durse was executed by hanging in the state of new York for the 1884 murder of her husband William.

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Post by cowgirl » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:57 am

Roxalana Druse (1847 – February 28, 1887) was the last woman hanged in the state of New York. Her botched execution resulted in the decision to replace the gallows with the electric chair in 1890.

Druse beat her husband William Druse to death with a axe but shooting him first with a .22 caliber. The murder continued with the help of her daughter Mary who supposedly wrapped rope around her father's neck and pulled him to the floor and her nephew Frank Gates who said that Roxalana forced him to shoot William or she would shoot him. She then chopped up the body with the assistance of her daughter and burned the pieces. Druse alleged her motive was that her husband was abusive to her and was not supporting the family for he left for a amount of days after an argument.

This woman, was a horrible woman!
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When Druse was sentenced to death, Herkimer County, New York state used suspension hanging for executions.

The process jerked the prisoner upwards by a weighted rope instead of the body dropping downwards through a trap door. But as Druce was a small woman, the force failed to break her neck leaving her to die agonizingly by strangulation.

The scene was so upsetting, officials decided to switch the primary method of execution in the state to the electric chair.
Mary Surratt. Mary Elizabeth Jenkins Surratt (1820 or May 1823 – July 7, 1865) was an American boarding house owner who was convicted of taking part in the conspiracy to assassinate U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Sentenced to death, she was hanged and became the first woman executed by the US federal government.

Did anybody see The Conspirator? This is a 2010 American mystery historical drama film directed by Robert Redford based on an original screenplay by James D. Solomon.
The film tells the story of Mary Surratt, the only female conspirator charged in the Abraham Lincoln assassination and the first woman to be executed by the United States federal government.

Very good movie. Anybody see it?
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Post by wildwest » Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:27 pm

Wow this is very interesting. I will have to check The Conspirator out. thanks Cowgirl
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Post by Dana » Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:39 pm

I loved the conspirator. Thank you for your detailed information, cowgirl!

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Post by Dana » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:14 am

According to the fever tree by Jennifer McVeigh, one of the great British medical scandals occurred in late 19th century kimberly, south Africa. A small pox epidemic, which affected mostly the native African laborers raged for over two years. If inoculations had been provided, the epidemic could have possibly been over in two months. The scandal was that the epidemic was covered up. A Dr. Jamison, who participated in the cover up, later became prime minister of cape town.

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Post by cowgirl » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:35 am

This is sad Dana. To think something this horrible incident lasted so long and could have prevented so many deaths had Jamison acted accordingly. How does one live with himself?
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Post by Dana » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:14 am

cowgirl wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:35 am
This is sad Dana. To think something this horrible incident lasted so long and could have prevented so many deaths had Jamison acted accordingly. How does one live with himself?
Indeed, cowgirl! What makes this atrocity even worse is that the hidden epidemic came to light after the disease struck some of the better "class of people".

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Post by cowgirl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:11 am

What does that tell ya'? It's too bad it had to go that far!
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