Sources for Dollop #221 - Oregon and the Klan

·   John, Finn J.D. “Corruption, hypocrisy and the fall of the house of Klux: Klan-backed politicians won a big victory that they interpreted as a mandate for ethnic and religious cleansing, then found out the hard way that they'd misjudged the voters' intentions.” Offbeat Oregon History (April 28, 2013)

·   New World Encyclopedia “Oregon Question” New World Encyclopedia (2007)

·   Novak, Matt. “Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia.” Gizmodo. (January 21, 2015)

·   zaron5551.  “The Ku Klux Klan in Oregon, 1921-22” (April 6, 2014)

·   “KKKs Draw Crowded House.” Silverton Appeal (March 7, 1924)


Sources for Dollop # 222 - Marion Zioncheck

·   Grygiel, Chris. “Suicide - or murder? 75th anniversary of pol's sensational death” (August 30, 2011)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Marion Zioncheck," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Campbell, “History’s Most Colorful, Forgotten Character” Huffpost. (June 22, 2012)

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Fails to Appear in Court.” Daily Capital Journal [Salem, Oregon] (21 Apr 1936) p 13

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Pays Speeding Fines—Scuffles With Police, Goes to Jail.” The Bend Bulletin, (23 Apr 1936) p 1, 5

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Crashing Into Headlines Again—Puerto Rico Adventures Read Like Fiction—Call for Marines to Protect Him on Honeymoon Climaxes Hectic Journey. The Bend Bulletin, (13 May 1936) p 1-2

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Bites Man, Island Paper Reports.” The Bend Bulletin, 19 May 1936 p

·   United Press. “Zioncheck is in Custody in Lunacy Case—Wild Weekend Leads to Arms of Law—Wife Walks Out—Galloping Playboy Wants United States Army to Seek Her.” The Bend Bulletin, (1 Jun 1936) p 1, 5

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Fools His Guards Again—Tells ‘His Side’ of Hospital Report” The Bend Bulletin, (16 Jun 1936) p 1

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Weds; Says ‘Befuddled’” Corvallis Gazette-Times, (28 Apr 1936) p 1

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Goes in for Mixture.” Corvallis Gazette-Times, (16 May 1936) p 1

·   United Press. “Famous ‘Zioncheck Zippers’ Enliven Rail Trip to Coast.” Corvallis Gazette-Times, (2 Jul 1936) p 1

·   “Playful Mr. Zioncheck Calls On Marines for Protection.” Albany Democrat-Herald, (13 May 1936) p 1

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Mixes Hair Tonic, Rum in New Cocktail.” The Evening Herald, (18 May 1936) p 7

·   “No Title: The executive committee of the democratic organization in Kitsay county, once considered a Zioncheck stronghold…” The Chehalis Bee-Nugget, (28 Feb 1936) p 6

·   United Press. “Zioncheck May Use Bicycle to Escape Arrest.” The Klamath News, (26 May 1936) p 1

·   Diamond, Jack. “Zioncheck Zippers Lead To Barefoot Wading in Mr. Rockefeller’s Pool.” Medford Mail Tribune, (27 May 1936) p 5

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Back At Capitol Desk.” Daily Capital Journal, (28 May 1936) p 1

·    “Zioncheck Accepts Henry George Bid: Mayor Says Congressman Will Speak Here Tomorrow.” Pittsburgh Press (May 28, 1936) p 1

·   Brown, Wilfred. “Mr Zioncheck Arouses Anger of Home Folks—‘He’s Washed Up.’ Party Leader Says of Clowning Congressman.” Pittsburgh Press (May 28, 1936) p 9

·   Pegler, Westbrook. “Zoo-Keeper Pegler Opens Goof, Nut and Quack Cages, Then Sits Down, Pen Cocked, To Wait For Mr. Zioncheck.” Pittsburgh Press (May 28, 1936) p 9

·   United Press. “‘Zioncheck Zipper’ For Every Congressman, Inventor’s Aim.” Pittsburgh Press (May 28, 1936) p 9

·   “McNair and Zioncheck.” Pittsburgh Press (May 28, 1936) p 10

·   United Press. “Rep. Zioncheck Held on Lunacy Warrant—Washington’s Playboy Congressman Gives Capital Another Busy Day While Hunting for Wife Who ‘Walked Out’” Mount Carmel Item, (1 Jun 1936) p 1

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Death Laid to Neglect.” The Eugene Guard, (8 Aug 1936) p 1,6

·   United Press. “Eulogies Are Being Planned By Colleagues.” The Eugene Guard, (8 Aug 1936) p 1,

·   United Press. “Zioncheck Kills Self in Leap From Building—Body Falls in Front of Wife’s Auto—Visit to Doctor Made Earlier—Brother-in-law Sees Madcap House Member Plunge From Fifth Floor.” The Los Angeles Times (8 Aug 1936) p 1-2


Sources for Dollop # 223 - The Night of Terror

·   Lavender, William and Mary “Suffragists Storm Over Washington D.C. in 1917” American History Magazine (October 2003)

·   Carol, Rebecca, Kristina Myers, and Dr. Janet Lindman. “Who Was Alice Paul —Alice Paul: Feminist, Suffragist, and Political Strategist.” Alice Paul Institute (2014)

· Editors. “Alice Paul” (November 9, 2009 Updated: August 21, 2018)

·   Special to The New York Times. “MOVE MILITANTS FROM WORKHOUSE; Confinement There Illegal, Judge Waddill Holds--Sends 25 Back to Washington Jail. THREE RELEASED ON PAROLE So Weak Their Deaths Were Feared--Dr. Brannan's Graphic Account of Workhouse "Brutality." Accuses Whittaker of Brutality. Outrageously Handled.” The New York Times. (Nov. 25, 1917) p 6

·   Uren, Amanda. “1908-1917 Imprisoned suffragettes: The women who endured torture and squalor for the right to vote.” Mashable. (October 28, 2015).

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Alice Paul," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   “MISS ALICE PAUL ON HUNGER STRIKE; Suffragist Leader Adopts This Means of Protesting Against Washington Prison Fare. NOW IN JAIL HOSPITAL Threatens to Starve to Death Unless Better Food Is Provided for Six Companions.” The New York Times (Nov. 7, 1917)


Sources for Dollop #224 - Bundy 2: Oregon Standoff

·   An Occupation In Eastern Oregon: Ongoing coverage of the federal case against the people involved in the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and how life has changed in Harney County, Oregon.

·   Stack, Liam. “Wildlife Refuge Occupied in Protest of Oregon Ranchers’ Prison Terms.” The New York Times. (January 2, 2016)

·   Turkewitz, Julie. “Fervor in Oregon Compound and Fear Outside It.”The New York Times. (January 12, 2016)

·   Sepulvado, John. “Bundyland: Two devout Mormon brothers have created a fantasy camp for commandos in Eastern Oregon.” Willamette Week. (January 12, 2016)

·   Kaste, Martin. “'Strategic Patience' Pays Off For FBI During Wildlife Refuge Occupation.” NPR: Morning Edition [radio] (February 12, 2016)

·   Thayer, Nate “Heavily Armed Oregon Patriots Lied about Actual Military Combat Service: Camouflaged, Gun-Toting Oregon “Militia” Exposed as Faking their True U.S. Military Service.” NATE THAYER – JOURNALIST (January 10, 2016)

·   RT “Sex toys and sumo challenges: Odd moments in Oregon standoff.” RT: Question More. (Jan 31, 2016)

·   PETA “Vegan Jerky Hand-Delivered to Oregon Cattle-Ranching Militia” PETA (January 5, 2016.)

·   Sullivan, Kevin and Juliet Eilperin. “In the Nevada desert, Bundy family warns of another standoff.” The Washington Post. (November 1, 2016)

·   Bundy Ranch – A family website that appears to be run by Cliven’s wife Carol[?] – with blog posts, pictures, and links to donate money to the family

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Bundy standoff," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Ammon Bundy," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Hammond arson case," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   One Cowboys Stand for Freedom – a website dedicated to LaVoy Finicum – Newsletter, Education and a link to donate money to the Finicum family.

·   “Obituary: LaVoy Finicum.” Published in The Spectrum & Daily News (Feb. 2 to Feb. 3, 2016)

·   Templeton, Amelia and Conrad Wilson. “An Occupation In Eastern Oregon: Deceased Militant LaVoy Finicum: Rancher, Patriarch, Bundy Believer.” OPB (Jan. 27, 2016)

·   Levin, Sam. “Oregon militia's behavior increasingly brazen as public property destroyed: Occupiers of Malheur refuge apparently testing officials’ patience: ‘They’re really trying to get a rise out of somebody,’ says local tribal leader” The Guardian. (January 16, 2016)

·   Taylor, Phil. “Why LaVoy Finicum spurned the government.” E&E News. (February 5, 2016)

·   The Oregonian. “Robert ‘LaVoy’ Finicum's last interview with The Oregonian on the day before his death.” The Oregonian/Oregon Live. Video by Dave Killen and Luke Hammill. (published on January 26, 2016)

·   O’Donnell, Lawrence. “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Transcript. Guests:Wendy Davis, Tim Pawlenty, Jana Riess, Asra Nomani, LaVoy Finicum, Tony Dokoupil, Dannel Malloy” MSNBC (January 5, 2016)

·   Cooper, Anderson. “WATCH: Anderson Cooper Grills Ariz. Man Over ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest” CNN. (Posted on Talking Points Memo May 29, 2015)

·   Krueger, Katherine. “Internet Hilariously Skewers Militia Leader’s ‘Daddy Swore An Oath’ Video.” Talking Points Memo (January 5, 2016)

·   KPNX Staff. ‘'Draw Muhammad' contest planned in Phoenix: A group advertising itself as an advocate of freedom of speech is planning a "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest and rally in Phoenix on Friday.” KPNX 12 News (May 29, 2015)

·   Gettys, Travis. “Anti-Muslim militiaman seeks gas money to ‘arrest’ Michigan Democrat for ‘treason’ over Iran deal.” Raw Story (September 23, 2015)

·   Bernstein, Maxine. “Oregon standoff defendant Jon Ritzheimer allowed to return to Arizona under home detention.” The Oregonian/OregonLive. (Mar 17, 2016)

·   Ernst, Aaron. “Meet the anti-Islamic organizer who set off an FBI manhunt.” Aljazeera America: America Tonight (December 2, 2015)

·   Hunt, Gary. “Rogue Infidel – A Working Vacation to New Hampshire.” Outpost of Freedom blog: when the government is pointing their guns in the wrong direction. (November 30, 2015)

· (ritzheimer transcript; page not found; not on

·   Jon Ritzheimer – a now defunct site with information about him and a link to “Support Jon Ritzheimer and the Political Prisoners.”


Sources for Dollop #225 - The Birth of Porn

·   Hubner, John. Bottom Feeders: From Free Love to Hard Core. Doubleday; 1st edition (January 19, 1993)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Mitchell brothers," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Ybarra, Michael J. “The Naked The Dead: A Porn Killing” The Washington Post. (August 25, 1991)

·   McCumber, David. X-Rated: The Mitchell Brothers: A True Story of Sex, Money, and Death. Simon & Schuster (November 1, 1992)


Sources for Dollop #226 - The Brooklyn Train Strike

·   Bovsun, Mara. “Long before the horror on Metro-North tracks, Brooklyn train disaster of 1918 killed 93 during rush-hour commute.” New York Daily News (Dec 14, 2013)

·   Special to The New York Times. “CALL MENDEN RESPONSIBLE; Witnesses in Wreck Trial Put Safe Engineering Up to Defendant.” The New York Times. (Jan. 24, 1920)

·   Folta, James. “Crash of the Century: Ninety-five years ago, a horrific train wreck wiped a Brooklyn street off the map, and changed the city’s subway system forever.” Hidden History. (March 20, 2013)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "History of the New York City Subway," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Feinman, Mark S. “Early Rapid Transit in Brooklyn, 1878-1913” (2001),_1878-1913

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Patel, Neel V. “The Brief, Horrifying History of Brooklyn's First Subway: The five-cent, calamitous history of a company that wanted to get underground.” Inverse. (June 22, 2015)

·   “B.R.T. Engineer Freed in Malbone Wreck Case: William Menden Was Fourth To Be Tried on Charge of Manslaughter.” New York Tribune, (Jan 27, 1920) p 1

·   New York Sun, December 19, 1919

·   “Find Blewitt Not Guilty in B.R.T. Case” Jurors Acquit Him of Manslaughter in Wreck the Killed Ninety-two Persons.” New York Tribune (March 19, 1919) p 1

·   “B.R.T. Motormen to Quit To-Day; Six Hundred on Elevated Lines Ordered to Go Out at 5 A.M.—May Hit surface Linew—Mayor Appealed to by Company for Police—Men Are Backed by War Bond” New York Sun, (November 1, 1918) p 1


Sources for Dollop #227 - Whalesplosion

·   Linnman, Paul. The Exploding Whale And Other Remarkable Stories From the Evening News. WestWinds Press (2003)

· hosted by Steve & Jen Hackstadt -- the world's most comprehensive source of information on exploding whales and related stories!

·   John, Finn J.D. “Exploding whale? It's a true Oregon tale: An inexperienced highway engineer guessed wrong about how much dynamite would be needed to rid beach of 8 tons of rotting whale carcass, with expensive and stinky results.” Offbeat Oregon. (October 19, 2008) [Note: The editor recommends a newer, better version of this article, located at]

·   Snopes Staff. “Oregon’s Infamous Exploding Whale: The Oregon Department of Transportation once tried to remove a troublesome dead whale from the shoreline by blowing it up, with calamitous results.” (19 March 2000)

·   UPI. “Remains of 41 Beached Whales Buried in Sand Dunes in Oregon” The New York Times. (June 26, 1979) p A 10

·   Stack, Liam. “How Do You Move a 70,000 Pound (Dead) Whale?” The New York Times. (April 28, 2016.)


Sources for Dollop #228 & 229 - Boston Busing - 1974, 1975

·   Murphy, Shelley. “Bulger linked to '70s antibusing attacks.” The Boston Globe (April 22, 2001)

·   Aloisi, James, “Louise Day Hicks: ‘You know where I stand’: Split field allows Kevin White to become Hicks alternative” CommonWealth. (Oct 16, 2013)

·   O'Brien, Keegan. “In Defense of Busing” Jacobin. (July 21, 2016).

·   Klein, Joe. “Boston’s Busing Crisis: The First Days of School: Prayers, Marches and Flying Rocks.” Rolling Stone. (October 23, 1975) Originally accessed at: Accessed on 9/14/19 at:

·   Gellerman, Bruce. “‘It Was Like A War Zone’: Busing In Boston.” WBUR News: Boston’s NPR News Station. (September 5, 2014)

·   O’Connor, Thomas H. South Boston, My Home Town: The History of an Ethnic Neighborhood. Quinlan Press (November 1, 1988)

·   Tager, Jack. Boston Riots: Three Centuries of Social Violence. Northeastern (November 2, 2000)

·   Brown, Richard D. and Jack Tager. Massachusetts: A Concise History. University of Massachusetts Press; Revised, Expanded edition (October 16, 2000)

·   Hall, Simon, American Patriotism, American Protest: Social Movements Since the Sixties. Cloth. (2010)

·   News Services. “Racial Violence closes schools in South Boston.” The Berkshire Eagle (Dec 12, 1974) p 1

·   New York Times News Service. “Boston is ripped by fear, hatred over busing plan.” The Berkshire Eagle  (Dec 13, 1974) p 2

·   Buck, Richard. “10 injured during busing clash.” The Lowell Sun (May 4, 1975) p 7

·   Powers, Charles T. “Mood of Boston Busing Foes Turns Mean: Resistance Hardens as More Join Forces to Oppose Court Order.” The Los Angeles Times (Feb 21 1976) p 9-11

·   Chapman, William, The Washington Post. “Blacks in Boston Feel Integration Is Working, Struggle Is Worth It.” Los Angeles Times (October 20, 1974) p 1, 21


 Sources for Dollop # 230 - The Shoe Bandit

·   Wilkens, John. “Remember San Diego’s shoe bandit.” The San Diego Union-Tribune. (September 17, 2016.)

·   Associated Press. “Shoe-Snatcher Sent to Prison.” Albuquerque Journal. (March 17, 1960) p 7

·   UPI “Shoe Bandit Changes His Plea to Guilty.” Valley Morning Star (Tue, Aug 19, 1958) Page 5

·   UPI “Shoe Bandit Is confronted By New Complaints.” The Brownsville Herald (Fri, May 16, 1958) Page 1

·   UPI “Shoe Bandit’s Loot Found.” Redlands Daily Facts (Sat, Jan 24, 1959) Page 1

·   “‘Shoe Bandit’ Identified.” The Los Angeles Times (Tue, Jun 10, 1958) Page 33

·   Associated Press. “No Control Over Thefts.” The Kansas City Times (Fri, Jul 18, 1958) Page 6


Sources for Dollop #231 - The Siamese Twins - Chang and Eng

·   Orser, A. The Lives of Chang and Eng: Siam's Twins in Nineteenth-Century America. UNC Press. (2014).

·   Ladd, Mike. “Remembering Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins.” Earshot: ABC News (November 12, 2016)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Chang and Eng Bunker," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Conjoined twins," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Twain, Mark. “Personal Habits of the Siamese Twins.” Packard’s Monthly. (August 1869)

·   Barbier, Laetitia. “Morbid Monday: The Death of Chang and Eng, Conjoined Twins Until the Last.” Atlas Obscura. (July 15, 2013)

·   Drabble, Jenny/Special correspondent. “Descendants of famed Siamese twins celebrate family ties.” Winston-Salem Journal. (Jul 26, 2014)

·   Getlen, Larry “The fruitful sex lives of the original Siamese twins.” New York Post. (November 1, 2014)

·   Chichester, Page. “Reader Favorites: Eng & Chang Bunker: A Hyphenated Life” Blue Ridge Country.  (December 1, 1995)

·   “Victorian London - People - Chang and Eng, Siamese Twins” The Era (February 14th, 1869)

·   Smith, Adam C. “Alex Sink says grit and pride were legacy of famous ancestors, Siamese twins Chang and Eng” Tampa Bay Times. (Friday, September 24, 2010)

· (video unavailable – private)

·   Candyguy. “The Siamese Twins—Chang and Eng Bunker.” The Human Marvels. (2014)

·   Donovan, Patricia. “New Research on Famous Siamese Twins Demonstrates How the Paradox of American Identity Played Out in the Bodies of Chang and Eng: Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson can be seen as the twins' modern-day legacies.” University at Buffalo. (August 16, 2011)

·   Greenwald, Zachary. “Barnum’s Performers.” The Chang and Eng Bunker Project: UNC researching and performing the lives of the Bunker twins. (November 10, 2011) Originally accessed at: Accessed on 9/14/19 at:


Sources for Dollop #232 - Breaking Glenn Burke

·   Branch, John. “Posthumous Recognition” The New York Times (July 14, 2014)

·   Smith, Michael J. “The Double Life Of A Gay Dodger.” Deadspin. (May 8, 2013)

·   Richmond, Peter. “The Brief Life And Complicated Death Of Tommy Lasorda's Gay Son.” Deadspin. (April 30, 2013)

·   Mooallem, Jon. “History of the high five.” ESPN (August 8, 2011)

·   Kaplan, Sarah. “The trials of baseball’s first openly gay player, Glenn Burke, four decades ago.” The Washington Post.” (August 17, 2015)

·   Pucin, Diane. “Glenn Burke was ideal Dodger teammate whose sexuality wasn’t an issue.” Los Angeles Times. (August 21, 2013)

·   “Ex-Dodger Says Pressure of Gay Life Hurt Career.” Jet Magazine (Oct 4, 1982) p 48

·   Crowe, Jerry, Los Angeles Times. “Ex-Dodger Battles Aids, Lives On Streets -- `I Hurt Every Day,' Says Glenn Burke” The Seattle Times. (Sunday, September 11, 1994)

·   Frey, Jennifer. “A Boy of Summer's Long, Chilly Winter; Once a Promising Ballplayer, Glenn Burke Is Dying of AIDS.” The New York Times (Oct. 18, 1994) p B 15.

·   McEvers, Kelly, Host. “The Price Glenn Burke Paid For Coming Out.” NPR: All Things Considered [radio] (May 5, 2013)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Robbie Rogers: Retirement" Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,


Sources for Dollop #233 - American Summer Hitler Camps!

·   Bernstein, Arnie. Swastika Nation: Fritz Kuhn and the Rise and Fall of the German-American Bund. St. Martin’s Press. (September 2013)

·   Geels, James E. “The German American Bund: Fifth Column or Deutschtum?” [Masters Thesis] Presented to the Graduate Council of the North Texas State University. (August, 1975)

·   Office for Emergency Management. Office of Alien Property Custodian. “Volks-Deutsche/Jungen in USA [German Youth in USA]” US National Archives. (April 21, 1942)

·   Bellingham Herald, Bellingham, Washington, October 17, 1933

·   Arkansas Gazette, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 13, 1937

·   Associated Press. “New Hampshire Nazi Camp Opens With 300 Present.” The Amarillo Globe-Times, Amarillo, Texas, (July 19, 1937) p 2

·   Associated Press. “Veterans Demand Nazi Camp Quiz – Denounce Swastika Heiling; Want Punitive Action.” El Paso Herald-Post, El Paso, Texas, (July 21, 1937) p 16

·   Associated Press. “‘Not Nazi’, Leader of Camp in Jersey says; Opposes Probe.” Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, (July 22, 1937) p 1

·   San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, California, December 15, 1937

·   Augusta Chronicle, Augusta, Georgia, February 21, 1939

·   Richmond Times Dispatch, Richmond, Virginia, July 30, 1940


Sources for Dollop #234 - Daniel Sickles

·   Oates, Christopher Ryan “Daniel Sickles: An Unlikely Union General” America’s Civil War magazine (March 2008)

·   CHR. “Spanish Hags and Scallawags: The Star-Spangled Cooter Catcher of the Civil War.” For Shame! sexy scandalous things that happened in history (November 19, 2011)

·   Keneally, Thomas. “American Scoundrel: First Chapter” Excerpted in The New York Times from American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles. Vintage UK; 1st Edition (March 31, 2002)

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·   Deezen, Eddie. “The First Person To Use The Temporary Insanity Defense Was A Congressman Who Murdered The Son Of The Composer Of ‘The Star Spangled Banner’” Today I Found Out. (November 11, 2012)

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Sources for Dollop #235 - The Great Diamond Hoax

·   Wilkins, James H., editor. The Great Diamond Hoax and Other Stirring Episodes in the Life of Asbury Harpending - An Epic of Early California. James H. Barry Press. (1913)

·   Haldane, Roberta Key. Gold-Mining Boomtown: People of White Oaks, Lincoln County, New Mexico Territory. The Arthur H. Clark Company; First edition (May 21, 2012)

·   McHugh, Erin. Political Suicide: Missteps, Peccadilloes, Bad Calls, Backroom Hijinx, Sordid Pasts, Rotten Breaks, And Just Plain Dumb Mistakes In The Annals Of American Politics. Pegasus Books (April 25, 2016)

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·   Wilson, Robert. “The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872: How a Kentucky grifter and his partner pulled off one of the era’s most spectacular scams — until a dedicated man of science exposed their scheme.” Smithsonian magazine (June 2004)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Clarence King," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,


Sources for Dollop #Ep 236 - Dope Lake

·   Nichols, Greg. “Legend Of Dope Lake: The True Story of What Happened When A Plane Loaded with 6,000 Pounds of Pot Crashed in Yosemite” Men’s Journal (June 27, 2016)


Sources for Dollop #237 - Jet Pack Madness

·   Brown, Paul. The Rocketbelt Caper: A True Tale of Invention, Obsession and Murder. Superelastic (June 29, 2009)


Sources for Dollop #238 - The Gopher Gang

·   May, Allan. “Gophers, Goose Chasers, and the Early Years of Owney Madden.” American (January 3, 2000)

·   Wikipedia contributors, "Gopher Gang," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia,

·   Loingsigh, Eamon “NYC Turn-of-the-Century Gangs (Irish and Others)” The Wild Geese: Exploring the Heritage of the Irish worldwide. (June 19, 2013)

·   Sacramento Union, Number 20, (20 May 1913)

·   McFarland, Gerald W. Inside Greenwich Village: A New York City Neighborhood, 1898-1918. University of Massachusetts Press; 1st edition (August 28, 2001)


Sources for Dollop #239 - Enron

·   McLean, Bethany and Peter Elkind. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron. Penguin Publishing Group. (2013 edition.)

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·   Associated Press. “Administration Weighs Energy Policy” The New York Times. (Dec. 27, 1972) p 63

·   Special to The New York Times. “Coastal Drilling Spurs New Clash” The New York Times (September 16, 1973) p 54

·   Friedman, Thomas L. “Opinion: Foreign Affairs; The” The New York Times. (January 18, 2000) p A 23

·   Oppel, Richard A. Jr. “Deregulation Has Given Power to the Power People” The New York Times (April 30, 2000) Section 3 page 1

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·   Isaacs, Jerry. “Enron defrauded California out of billions during energy crisis.” World Socialist Web Site: Published by the International Committee of the Fourth International (ICFI) (10 May 2002)

·   Goodman, Amy interviewing Greg Palast. “Schwarzenegger Accused of Involvement in $9B California Swindle with Enron’s Ken Lay.” Democracy NOW! (October 06, 2003)

·   Houston Chronicle. “Enron's ex-CFO pleads guilty, will go to jail, help prosecutors.” The Baltimore Sun. (January 15, 2004)

·   Borger, Julian. “Tapes reveal Enron's secret role in California's power blackouts” The Guardian. (Fri 4 Feb 2005)

·   Barrionuevo, Alexei with contributions from Vikas Bajaj and Kyle Whitmire. “Enron Chiefs Guilty of Fraud and Conspiracy.” The New York Times. (May 25, 2006)

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Sources for Dollop #240 - North Pole Madness

·   The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica “Robert Peary: American Explorer.” Encyclopaedia Britannica (Jul 20, 1998)

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·   Meier, Allison. “Minik and the Meteor: Behind the American Museum of Natural History’s most venerable artifact is the shameful tale of a relentless explorer and a young boy’s torturous journey from Greenland to New York.” Hidden History. (March 19, 2013)

·   Henderson, Bruce. “Who Discovered the North Pole? A century ago, explorer Robert Peary earned fame for discovering the North Pole, but did Frederick Cook get there first?” Smithsonian Magazine (April 2009)

·   Harper, Kenn. Give Me My Father's Body. Steerforth Press (March 1, 2000)