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Steven Truscott and the Murder of 12-Year Old Lynne Harper
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On a cold September day in 1959 a 14 year old Canadian schoolboy, in just his first encounter with the police and in a crime of passion, was sentenced by a jury to hang. It is sad when any young boy... More > is punished more harshly than should be for his crime. Fortunately, common sense prevailed and after three months the penalty was reduced to a life sentence. Six years later a journalist would write about this boy who, sentenced to hang until dead, had always claimed he was innocent.< Less
Memoirs of a French Village – Chronicles of Prairie du Rocher, Kaskaskia and the French Triangle
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Memoirs tell the story of early French exploration into the New World which included villages and ports from New Orleans north to Canada. The characters and their families are dealt with in detail,... More > the genealogists and historian will not be disappointed in this tale with early French coureur-des-bois and voyageurs many with Indian wives as well as major characters in mid-American history. Treason, treachery, counterfeiting, kidnapping, murder and intrigue fill the book. Relationships, courting and early marriages with related families who were the first settlers in the Kaskaskia and Prairie du Rocher area and the early Louisiana and Illinois territory are woven throughout the narrative. Expect surprise visits by George Washington, LaSalle, Mccarty, Big Harpe, Little Harpe who are infamous as the first serial killers of North America, John Duff the Counterfeiter, John Law, John Dodge, George Rogers Clark, Sam Mason the River Pirate, and the Cave-in-the-Rock Gang, all play unexpected roles in this book.< Less
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