Mug Shot Monday! The George Tisdale Case, 1911-1925
The George Tisdale Case The case of George Tisdale, convicted in 1911 for second degree murder and sentenced to 10 to 15 years in federal prison, reveals a deplorable side to the prison justice system at that time. The story below comes from the August 1926 edition of the publication, The O.E. Library Critic. The […]
Posted: October 5th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1920s, Alaska, Injustice
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 […]
Posted: July 13th, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday, Short Feature Story.
Tags: 1900-1919, Alaska, Murder
Mug Shot Monday! Carrie Sang Sing, 1911
Carrie Sang Sing On August 1, 1911, seventeen-year-old Carrie Sang Sing was arrested near Nome, Alaska, for slashing an unnamed person with a knife. Since Alaska was a territory at the time, her case fell to federal court where she was tried, convicted, and sentenced to two years in prison—with the option of only serving […]
Posted: June 1st, 2015 under Mug Shot Monday.
Tags: 1900-1919, Alaska, Women