I know this isn’t the timeframe I usually focus on, but I thought it was a fun story. Do they look like a train robbing gang? The one on the far left doesn’t, to me, but the one on the far right looks like he’d enjoy the whole process.
History as told by those who lived it
There was some amazing preservation work done by the WPA, this is just an excerpt from a huge undertaking. I’m glad stories were preserved before they disappeared.
Well, looks like it’s going to be none of the things for a while. My kiddos’ school just got canceled indefinitely. I’ll write when I can, pop in when I can and do what I can. Take care! #shannondwellsupdate
Beach shot – Corpus Christi
What a great picture of the Corpus Christi beach! I grew up there, and it looks nothing like that today.
Seems like this should be from longer ago
I wonder where the horn is now?
A great street shot – the kind of fellows who sit outside a bank all day
This is who I pictured in the first book, the Case of Bonnie and Clyde, as being the gentlemen outside the courthouse. It’s a widespread practice, it looks like.
Interesting background of Smoot Schmid, sheriff of Dallas during Bonnie and Clyde
I’m going to start sharing some of the really cool stuff Facebook finds for me over here every couple of weeks. I can’t share it all the time from my page, otherwise y’all would know too much about my habits (I laughed just typing that).
I’ve been forced by medication this week to eat breakfast, so I thought I’d try a latte. ? verdict – Black coffee ☕ from here on out. Have a great Saturday! #shannondwellsupdate
Always a great place to work and read. And drink ??? ☕, your choice!
Book Recommend – Killers of the Flower Moon
A year or so after I got the idea for The Case of The Osage Heiress, I started seeing this book everywhere.
This is a very comprehensive, well-researched and captivating book about what’s called the Osage Murders, the murder of Anna Brown and her sister’s search for justice.
It pulls in a lot of context on the FBI and investigator’s side, and has amazing first-hand accounts from unusual sources, including living relatives of some of the villains. This really is what I’d recommend as the definitive work on the case.
Honestly, I had a hard time reading the whole thing all the way through. The enormity and scope of the injustices and violence made me too angry to read very long in one sitting.
I read a note in an academic paper that has stayed with me – the descendants of the victims and “guardians” still live in the same communities now that they did then. The Osage remember who the “guardians” were and do no business with them. We need to remember where the “guardians” came from, what they wrought and how it is still unaddressed.
The author did a masterful job of weaving together a cohesive story without over-sensationalizing anything, and I highly recommend it.