Tag: Davenport

Episode 57: Steam and Fury: The Lansing Steamboat Disaster of 1867

  Steamboats are an iconic part of the history of the Mississippi River. In the case of the steamboat Lansing,…

Steam and Fury: The Lansing Steamboat Disaster of 1867

  The Mississippi River, despite its nickname the “Big Muddy,” is surrounded by natural beauty. Bluffs over look the water…

The Koenig Murder/Suicide of 1870

Some have said that the most dangerous people that you can ever come across are people that have nothing to…

Struck Down in the Dark – The Charles Englehart Murder

I’m not afraid of the dark. I take my trash out in the middle of the night without a flashlight,…

Struck Down in the Dark – The Charles Englehart Murder

Charles Englehart was attacked outside of his car one dark night in 1935. A harmless 70-year-old man liked by everyone,…

Episode 33: The Scars of Loss

Mabel Moore and William Stewart each lost a spouse in the early 20th Century. They also had hidden connections that…

The Scars of Loss

In a St. Louis hotel room in 1912, Mabel Moore was distraught. Her and her husband of only about three…

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…

Defiling the Dead

In 2002, a friend of mine and I took a trip to Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, Illinois, about twenty…

Episode 26: An Uncommon Criminal

When Iowa policemen arrested a robbery suspect in 1947, they thought they had just apprehended the thief responsible for numerous…