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Episode 44: Table Scraps, Vol. 1

If history is made up of small stories, then some of them fall off and disappear, like table scraps. Come…

Table Scraps, Vol. 1

When I was younger, I spent a year working for a big box retail chain. One day, I noticed that…

Episode 7: The Night Turned Into Day: The Stanley Packamore Murder

In 1925, a terrible event took place in Wisconsin that literally shook a city and left one man dead. The…

The Night Turned Into Day: The Stanley Packamore Murder

24-hour, late night restaurants are a normal, accepted institution in the modern world. While some establishments have discontinued round the…

Episode 3: Sudden Endings

Winter driving is something that virtually all Midwestern drivers have to face down at some point. One night in 1926,…

Sudden Endings: The Tragic Tale of Singleton Gardiner

   Gertrude Woodard was only seventeen years old. Popular and well-liked by many, young Gertrude lived with her parents near…

The Person in the Background: Going Unnoticed Through History

I loved movies when I was a kid, especially westerns. They were great fun, but like most movies from back…

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…

Dark Winter’s Past: The Unfortunate End of Singleton Gardiner

              This past weekend, the Midwest faced down Winter Storm Jupiter, what was promised to deliver a whole lot of…