The Kitchen Table Historian

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.

Episode 76: The Perfect Crime: The Murder of Grace Loomis

In 1927, Detroit police were convinced that Dr. Frank Loomis had murdered his wife. Was he innocent, or had he committed what everyone began to call the perfect crime?     Sources Clubber Kills Doctor’s Wife.  Lansing State Journal, 2/23/1927 Detroit Physician Held on the Suspicion of Having Slain Wife. Battle Creek Enquirer, 2/24/1927 2 …

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The House on the Hill: The Haunted History of the W.P. Bettendorf Mansion

The mansion was a secret hidden in plain sight. Situated on the river bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley in Bettendorf, Iowa, the mansion was a place that could be seen by everyone, and yet only a very few were allowed to go there. But for those privileged enough to enter, they sometimes discovered that …

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