Tuesday, June 8, 2010

YesterYear Once More


YesterYear Once More is a great American history blog that returns to those thrilling days through newspaper clippings and period artwork. They have a number of regular features such as Tragic Tuesday, Horse Thief Thursday, and, of course the favorite around here, Bloody Murder Monday. This Monday’s post is:

Brutal Blute Kicks His Wife to Death

It is the story of the 1886 murder of Margaret Blute by her husband John in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, told entirely with newspaper reports from the time. To quote Mr. Blute, “This is a bad piece of business.”


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