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Tag: 1900-1919

Mug Shot Monday! Bert Martin, Horse Thief, 1900

Bert Martin, Horse thief, 1900/01 In October 1900, ranch hand Bert Martin went on trial for stealing horses in Springview, Nebraska, the county seat of Keya Paha County. During his trial, he was supported by his wife and step-child, as well as his widowed-mother. On October 13, he was found guilty and sentenced to serve […]

Mug Shot Monday! Sgt. John Reid, 1906

On the evening of May 13, 1906, a violent confrontation occurred between the African American members of Troop B, Tenth United States Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Robinson, Nebraska, and the townspeople of nearby Crawford, Nebraska. A year before, Crawford City Marshal Arthur Moss and Sergeant John Reid of Troop B had come close to […]

Excellent Police Work Solves 1919 Murder
Nichan Martin Executed in Arizona 1921

During the late evening hours of October 4, 1919, a shepherd tending a flock east of Seligman, Arizona, discovered the smoldering, badly burned body of a man behind a small hill located one hundred feet from the transcontinental road known at the time as the National Old Trails Road. The following day, he reported the […]

Mug Shot Monday! John Cooper, Alaska, 1912

  John Cooper 1912 During the winter of 1910, Walter Wimbish and John Cooper were working a gold mine claim near Pedro Creek, Alaska, when Wimbish suddenly disappeared in November. This did not raise any immediate alarms since miners during this era often moved about the frontier filing and exploring new claims. But after six […]

Mug Shot Monday! Pvt. James Stine, 1912

In 1912, forty-two-year-old Private James Stine was sentenced to life in prison for the first degree murder of Corporal David Austin who he shot and killed on the parade grounds of Fort George Wright in Spokane, Washington. Stine said he killed Austin because of his harsh methods of disciplining soldiers of the all black 25th […]