“Of those arrested, 76 were Americans, 1 German, 3 Scotch, 10 Italians, 1 Finnish, 3 Russians, and 7 Irishmen.” Those darn Americans…I wonder if they were from downstate??
In the northwest corner of our Winnetoon Village Park is the City Jail. It was built along the railroad tracks and rarely used. Over the years the shingles blew off and neglect took hold.
He drank a lot of beer…I mean, a lot! He smoked up to 3 packs of cigarettes a day. He tried smoking pot. He was hot headed and impulsive. He laughed til he started to squeal and cough. He liked fast cars, had a bunch of different cars over the years and was pretty much an expert in antique ones.
Walter, Bob & Ladd Ballou, ca. 1900, Wheaton, IL
…he was hired as a merchant seaman by the Southern Transportation Company, out of Philadelphia. He then traveled extensively on an ore barge up and down the eastern seaboard.