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How did the obviously illegal act of prostitution remain under the noses of the law enforcement community for nearly 130 years?
The Texas Rangers, those horseback-riding peacekeepers sitting tall in the saddle from the Rio Grande to the Panhandle, have a storied history that parallels that of the State of Texas itself. Contrary to popular myth, the Rangers were not just cowboys with badges, but rather, a commissioned and trained militia that ensured peace on the Texas frontier, and in the 20th century, an official law enforcement state agency.
Vincennes may be Indiana's oldest city, but even its residents have forgotten a sensational slice of local history -- the Vincennes murder that split a family and shook the city more than a century ago.
For a brief moment that most would struggle to call "shining," the town of Borger, Texas was on the way to becoming one of the great boomtowns of Texas oil history. But greed and grift sent...
Texans sure do love their outlaws. In the nineteenth century, popular culture was overrun with stories of gunslingers, horse thieves, and rampaging Indians. While the esteemed Texas Rangers dispatched most criminals to the history books, a new...
Gangsters, bootleggers, crooked cops, and brazen politicians are iconic characters in the Prohibition Era of American history, and no more so than in Philadelphia. But what set the Philadelphia mob family apart from more famous groups in...
In Texas history, Rangers, ranchers, and cowboys stand a little taller than their frontier peers. Many have filled volumes with tales of their outsized personalities and bold heroism, and some Texas heroes like Sam Houston, Davy Crockett,...
The Texas Rangers are one of the most famous law enforcement agencies in history. Even though they began as a modest group of armed frontier ranging guards, once Texas won its independence from Mexico, the Texas...
It was the first and last time criminals were hanged in Lafayette. In the first few months of 1855, Lafayette saw a fire, a murder, and a series of confessions. By the time the...
Just how Irish is Boston? So Irish they named their basketball team the Celtics. To say Boston, Massachusetts is an Irish town would be a gross understatement. Immigrants from Ireland settled in the historic East Coast town...

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