Tag Archives: John Rollin Ridge

Bring me the Head of Joaquín Murieta

Today’s Daily Create is pretty awesome. It provides an old gold map of the Oregon Territory published in 1844  via the David Rumsey Map Collection, and asks you to pick a spot on the map that would provide the setting … Continue reading

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An Invitation to a Hanging

Literally! We have been talking extensively about public execution narratives in the True Crime I am teaching, which made this scanned invitation to the 1875 hanging of California bandit Tiburcio Vasquez pretty freaking timely and awesome. Thank you, Tom Woodward! … Continue reading

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