In late April 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett was called away from Lincoln to collect taxes in the nearby settlement of White Oaks. He didn't want the assignment. Didn't trust it. He had a notorious outlaw in his jail at the moment, and it wouldn't do to be out-of-town even for a minute, given this particular … Continue reading The Hero’s–or Villain’s–Escape
Month: April 2023
I Need Help
So, I have a little problem. Okay, it might be a big problem. My problem is that I *hate* asking for help. (Please, can I get a few 'amens' from the peanut gallery here so I know I'm not alone?) My father was a typical, burly Midwestern "man's man," and he raised his daughters to … Continue reading I Need Help
The Untold Story of Lincoln’s…Kidnapping?
We all know the story: On April 14, 1865, less than five days after General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox effectively ending the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth, a stalwart Confederate, shot President Abraham Lincoln as he and his guests watched a performance of Our American Cousin inside Ford's Theater. The president died the … Continue reading The Untold Story of Lincoln’s…Kidnapping?
There is no #historyfriday post this week to allow me to spend this Holy weekend with my family. Regularly scheduled posts will return next week. Happy Easter, friends! It may be Friday...but Sunday is coming!