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Episode 32: The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

16-year-old Augusta Bartz was murdered in  1892. Even though her killer, Herman Boek, shotgunned her in the middle of road in broad daylight, he later claimed that although he had intended to commit murder, he had shot Augusta by accident. Come and learn the strange and tragic story this week at the table. https://media.blubrry.com/kitchentablehistorian/p/api.spreaker.com/v2/episodes/19874151/download.mp3Podcast: Play …

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The Accidentally Deliberate Murder of Augusta Bartz

Fall is a transitional season. The temperatures start to get a little colder, and the trees start to change their colors. They showcase the beautiful golds, reds, and oranges that the season is known for. It is also one of the many reasons Fall is also my favorite season. About a week ago at the …

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Episode 30: Haunted – The Kelly Family Murders

In 1933, William Kelly made a horrific decision. He would spend a lifetime haunted by the memories of things he could never undo.   Sources “Iowan Uses Hammer to Slay Son, 2.” The Des Moines Tribune, 7/31/1933″ “Romance of T.C. Campus Ended by Double Murder.” The Courier, 8/1/1933 “Injuries Fatal to Mrs. Kelly.” The Des …

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Haunted: The Kelly Family Murders

Hauntings are a hallmark of the Halloween season. A common horror fiction theme is having an unsuspecting individual or family move into a new home. Sometimes these are places where some kind of violent act – generally a suicide or murder – took place. The personalities involved with that event remain there as spirits, trapped …

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Episode 29: Defiling the Dead

The desecration of human remains and burial sites are regarded as taboo by our society. Regardless, it still happens, and more often than you think. What kind of person would commit such acts? Come and see. Sources   ‘Man Held; Graveyard Vandalism.’ Quad City Times, 6/24/1977 ‘Grave Robbers Hit Davenport Crypt.’ Quad City Times, 4/25/1997 …

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