The Old-Time Blotter World: 1912

Posted: August 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

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…


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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.

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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.

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Two men drowned when they went over a damn.

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A mad cap “hazing” gone wrong, and an unusually lucky fall.

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A 15 year old girl ran away to join a “troupe” traveling  with “the Fair,” but decided to come home.

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