I’ve been researching a story about vigilante justice, which was prevalent in the early 1900s, especially as you traveled out West. I stumbled upon these small items, and began collecting them, with the intention of following up.
Although I could find nothing else on these particular stories, they do give you a glimpse into the types of events that were occurring during this time period.
A small peek into the blotter world of 1912…
On August 2, 1912, someone threw a baby from a train, and miraculously the child survived. Try as I might, I couldn’t find anything else about it.
October 29, 1912 was a busy day for the news.
Apparently they get married young in Columbus OH, and they don’t mind a bit of blackmail.
Two men drowned when they went over a damn.
A mad cap “hazing” gone wrong, and an unusually lucky fall.
A 15 year old girl ran away to join a “troupe” traveling with “the Fair,” but decided to come home.