Unsolved Mysteries of the Old West

By W.C. Jameson

Two matters proceed to fascinate people—the previous West and an excellent secret. This ebook explores and examines twenty-one of the previous West's so much baffling mysteries, which entice the curious and beg for research even if their ideas have eluded specialists for many years. Many relate to the loss of life or disappearance of a few of the best-known lawmen and outlaws in historical past, reminiscent of Billy the child, Buckskin Frank Leslie, John Wilkes sales space, The Catalina child, and Butch Cassidy. Others contain mysterious stories and legends of misplaced mines and buried treasures that experience now not been recovered—yet.

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Helen might in simple terms have come from a person particularly intimate with the evidence of the assassination, fairly these linked to the ultimate war of words at Garrett’s farm. the various issues comparable by means of St. Helen have been nearly unknown to historians on the time, and a few differed markedly from authorized proof. If St. Helen have been basically an imposter, one needs to ask yourself why he didn't relate what have been thought of to be famous and well-publicized features of the assassination and flight. in its place, he supplied types a little bit diversified from the generally authorized and oft-published ones, models that, on research, undergo a provocative point of credibility. One fairly telling piece of data needed to do with Booth’s diary. such a lot historians declare the assassin’s diary used to be taken from the wallet of the loss of life guy at Garrett’s farm. in line with papers and journals lately analyzed through researchers David Balsiger and Charles E. Sellier, notwithstanding, Booth’s diary was once it seems that misplaced in a grove of timber close to Gambo Creek in Virginia, a place the place he concealed with a spouse in the course of his break out, and this truth was once unknown to such a lot who've studied the assassin’s flight. St. Helen advised Bates that on April 22, he had “discovered that he had misplaced [his] diary, a few letters, and an image of my sister. ” St. Helen additionally advised Bates that on April 24 he fled westward via West Virginia and Kentucky, ultimately making his solution to Mississippi and thence into Indian Territory. After passing some time within the American West, St. Helen went into Mexico and disguised himself as a clergyman. From Mexico he traveled to California in 1866 or 1867 the place he met along with his mom and his older brother Junius in San Francisco. Time handed and St. Helens drifted to New Orleans the place he spent a 12 months instructing university and going by way of the alias of Mr. Ney. Following this, he moved to Texas and at last settled in Glen Rose the place he assumed the identify John St. Helen and controlled a saloon. In 1872 he moved to Granbury. numerous months following St. Helen’s revelations, legal professional Bates moved to Memphis, Tennessee, the place he confirmed what ultimately turned a truly winning legislations perform. In his spare time he begun studying every thing he might locate concerning the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the lifestyles and instances of John Wilkes sales space. The extra he studied those topics, the extra he grew confident that John St. Helen used to be the guy who killed President Lincoln. On January thirteen, 1903, the physique of a guy named David E. George was once transported from his room on the Grand street resort in Enid, Oklahoma, to the venture institution of W. B. Penniman. George, identified round Enid as a handyman and condo painter, had dedicated suicide. George was once additionally recognized through a number of Enid citizens as a heavy drinker and lots of additionally suspected he used to be a drug addict because, they claimed, he usually took morphine. His dying, it was once thus made up our minds, used to be attributable to an ingestion of a big dose of strychnine. whereas Penniman’s assistant, W. H. Ryan, used to be embalming George’s physique, the Reverend E.

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