Episode 7: The Night Turned Into Day: The Stanley Packamore Murder

In 1925, a terrible event took place in Wisconsin that literally shook a city and left one man dead. The police were baffled, until the culprit was revealed in an unlikely set of circumstances.

 

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http://www.vindustries.com/racinehistory/

Life Sentence For Man Who Shot at Train. Marshfield News-Herald, 1/22/1926

Racine Man Confesses to Bomb Murder. The Capital Times, 1/19/1926

Suspect Held In Packamore Case ; Arrest is Made by Sheriff Herzog. The Journal Times, 1/18/1926

Richard Roghan Declared Insane . The Journal Times, 8/1/1927

Racine Man is Taken to State For Life. The Sheboygan Press, 1/23/1926

Man Confesses Blasting Lunch Car. The Racine Journal-News, 1/19/1926

Roghan Pleads Guilty to Murder. The Racine Journal-News, 1/22/1926

Rogahn’s Sanity Will Be Probed. The Racine Journal-News, 7/13/1927

North Side Rocked By Fatal Blast. The Racine Journal-News, 11/12/1925

Lunch Wagons: The Business of Mobile Food, http://www.thehenryford.org

Ewbank, Anne. Before Food Trucks, Americans Ate ‘Night Lunch’ From Beautiful Wagons. www.atlasobscura.com, 9/13/2018

Police Think Packamore Was Grudge Victim. The Racine Journal-News, 11/13/1925

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One Dead, One Injured in Racine Explosion. Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 11/12/1925

I am an author and historian who writes about long-forgotten and out of the way events and places. I love the bizarre, the unusual, and the downright weird. I write a regular blog at my website, www.johnbrassardjrcom.wordpress.com, and also manage a facebook page about things of historical interest called The Kitchen Table Historian.

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