Mystery and Oddity

Featured Image: Detail, “La Sauterelle,” New York Public Library, Art and Picture Collection (1833), Image ID no. 806552.

“Miscellaneous,” Portsmouth OH Inquirer (22 April 1850), 1, from the New York Commercial Advertiser.

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“Terrible Conflagration in Minnesota,” Washington DC Weekly National Intelligencer (24 December 1853), 6. [No record of such a fire, whether in Minnesota or at Red River Settlement has been located.]

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“Further Particulars Of The Fate of Sir John Franklin,” Sunbury PA Sunbury American (29 December 1855), 2.


Note, Fayetteville TN Fayetteville Observer (21 October 1858), 1.


“Miscellaneous Items,” Dowagiac MI Cass County Republican (26 July 1860), 2.


“Dread of Cannibalism,” Alexandria DC Gazette (4 May 1860), 4.

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