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Drinking a quart of whiskey neutralizes the poison without intoxicating the patient

“Rattlesnakes are brought into existence in the following manner: “The female snake deposits twenty or thirty eggs in the ground, where the warm earth gives them life, and at the proper time the old one comes and receives them into her body, where they remain until she enters her den in October. “In April and […]

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Embarrassed wife has Oakland’s first doctor executed

Please welcome guest blogger Jim Rada. Rada writes the monthly local history column for the Cumberland Times-News and has had four historical novels published that were set in the region. He writes his own blog on historical subjects at historyarchive.wordpress.com, where this post originally ran. It’s been said that hell hath no fury like a […]

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Every coal miner’s lunch bucket smelled of the coal mines

“My father walked six miles carrying a bucket and a pick. The bucket was made of tin and in the bottom of the bucket was tea for lunch, and the top of the upper section of the bucket was a compartment for a couple of sandwiches or some fruit and then the lid. Inside the […]

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