Episode 43: Ms. Holly

In the early 1900’s, a Nebraska schoolteacher visited an unspeakable atrocity upon the students under her care in Sarpy County. Or did she?

 

Sources

‘Holly Hatchet’ scared all but two pupils away. Sioux City Journal, 8/30/1983

Body Found in Brush. The Lincoln Star, 12/24/1903

Quintanilla, James. Hatchet House and the Killer Teacher. www.designinglife.biz

Lefevers, Delana. These 8 Nebraska Folktales and Urban Legends Will Keep You Awake at Night. www.onlyinyourstate.com

Hamer, Roger and Chapman, John. Sarpy County Ghost Towns. www.wowt.com

McKee, Jim. The one-room schoolhouse in Nebraska. Lincoln Journal-Star, 5/5/2013

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.

1 thought on “Episode 43: Ms. Holly

  1. Another good one John. Somewhat different than usual but entertaining none the less. Reminds me of the type of stories my Dad would tell when we would go camping or spend the weekend at our great grandmother’s cottage laying under heavy blankets on her old feather bed.

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