ET today, my best so far this year

I had an Executed Today entry posted this day, for Oscar Jackson, who was lynched in Wright County, Minnesota on April 25, 1859. His execution/murder was the flashpoint for an interesting but little-known event in Minnesota history known as the Wright County War. Fun fact: one of the suspected lynchers was later elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives.

I do believeĀ (and the Headsman seems to believe) that this is my best entry so far for 2017, although I actually wrote it last summer.

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3 thoughts on “ET today, my best so far this year

  1. Kat April 25, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    OT…..From April 19 updates, the clothing/jewelry descriptions for MARTIN and Heitman (?) are identical. I think it is supposed to be for Martin only, since he has a pic of him in those clothes.

  2. marsyao April 25, 2017 / 11:09 pm

    I can easily beat you about that lyncher/Minnesota House of Representatives: Robert Potter, Representatives of North Carolina House of Common between 1826 and 1828, Representatives of US congress between 1829 and 1831, in 1831, he Castrated both of his wife’s lovers, and was re-elected as member of North Carolina House of Common in 1834, then he moved to Texas after being expelled, and became one of the signers Texas Declaration of Independence and the Secretary of the Navy in the Texas independence war. Comparing the nowadays dull politicians, our forefathers lived a much more colorful life

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