Old Timey Crimey

Old Timey Crimey #47: Dr. William Minor - “Deformations and Charbonnay”

February 7, 2020
This week, we take a look at Dr. William Minor, a man whose demons drove him to a terrible crime, and whose search for redemption, while rocky, led to a monumental contribution to humanity.
 
Plus: a video game mystery, spelling be parties, and the triumphant return of English Pub Names!
 
And remember: apostrophes, dammit.
 
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Nebraska History 78 (1997): 165-174
 
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ForgottenNewsmakers.com

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