The Ed Crampton Murders of 1921

No expects to see a life-sized hippo along an Iowa roadside. A deer, raccoon, or even a coyote? Sure. But…

Episode 40: The Bandits in the Blizzard

If you had just spent eight years in prison, would you return to a life of crime? If you did,…

The Bandits in the Blizzard

Paul Schroeder ran through the repair shop, trying to avoid the hail of bullets flying towards him. He raised his…

Episode 39: The Robbers Who Should Have Quit

In 1921, a former newspaper editor and a barber decided to rob a bank in rural Iowa. Expecting little resistance,…

The Robbers Who Should Have Quit

Some people just don’t know when to quit. Granted, that’s a trait that we normally admire. The sports team that…

Episode 38: The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 2

The murder of the Spencer family was one of the worst crimes to ever take place in Clark County, Missouri….

The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 2

Most of us take our lives for granted. We wake up and go about our day with hardly a thought…

Episode 37: The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 1

Willis James was just going to work in 1877. Instead, he found himself part of what would become one of…

The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 1

  Welcome to the first story of the new year, everyone! I’ve been excited to get this one out, and,…

The Emotional Insanity of George Scott

In the 1870’s, the town of Delmar, Iowa, had a problem. They were a railroad town, and with the railroads…