Tag: Moline

Pretty Things and A Good Right Hook

In 1922, Myrtle Belden was a rural mail carrier around Yorkville, Illinois. A single woman in her late twenties, she…

Episode 52: Pretty Things and a Good Right Hook

In many true crime tales, women are all too often the unfortunate victims. In the 1920’s, Hazel Anderson and Helen…

Damsels in Distress? Three Women Who Broke the Stereotype in 1920

Movies are full of iconic imagery.  From the majestic vistas of Monument Valley in John Ford’s westerns to the bleak…

Hazel and Helen: Two Cases of Strong-Arm Robbery in 1920’s Moline, Illinois

I grew up watching movies from the 1930’s and 40’s with my mom. While I still enjoyed the newer films…

Fire in the Snow: The Sudden End of Singleton Gardiner

Winter driving can always be sketchy in the Midwest. Snow, ice, and plummeting temperatures can create dangerous road conditions. Almost…