Nellie’s New Vice

In Minnesota's Notorious Nellie King I detailed Nellie's several substance abuse habits: whiskey, laudanum, morphine, and cocaine. Just recently, however, a new favorite of hers has surfaced: from Duluth Evening Herald, Sep 29, 1891 This should come as no surprise, though. Opium use was rampant during the 1880s and 1890s, and opium joints likely existed... Continue Reading →

Maud Lee Healed!

In an effort to find some new tidbit on the tragic Maud Lee (subject of my book A Pair of Shootists), I stumbled across a reference to a name that appeared in my earlier book on Alfred Lawson (Baseball Fiends and Flying Machines). Lawson, between the years 1917 and 1921, befriended Wilbur Glenn Voliva, leader... Continue Reading →

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