Sources for #160 - Fed Ex Flight 705

Hijacked: The Real Story of the Heroes of Flight 705  by David Hirschman


Sources for #159 - Pedestrianism

Algeo, Matthew. Pedestrianism: When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite 

Spectator Sport. Chicago, IL, USA. Chicago Review Press, 2014. :  Weston, Edward Payson, 1819-1879. "The Pedestrian"; being a correct journal of "incidents" on a walk from the state house, Boston, Mass., to the U. S. capitol at Washington, D. C. performed in ten consecutive days between February 22nd and March 4th, 1861. Also, an account of his adventures while walking in disguise through Baltimore, MD at the commencement of the rebellion of 1861; together with the plans of his intended walk in May, from Washington to Boston, in eight consecutive days.  New York, E.P. Weston. 1862   (California Digital Newspaper Collection) Manford's Magazine, Volume 29. Editor and Proprietor, Mrs. H. B. 

Manford, Chicago— St. Louis. 1886






Sources for #158 - Diver Robert Emmet Odlum

The Life and Adventures of Prof. Robert Emmet Odium by Cathering Odium


Sources for #157 - More University and One Taste


Sources for #156 - The Marblehead Smallpox Riots

The History and Traditions of Marblehead by Samuel Roads

Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82 By Elizabeth A. Fenn

Epidemiology of the Novel:  Reading and Medicine in 18th-century America - Kate Gaudet

Marblehead's Pygmalion: Finding the Real Agnes Surriage By F. Marshall Bauer

Rioting in America By Paul A. Gilje


Sources for #155 John Pemberton's Drug Tonics

Pendergrast, Mark.  For God, Country, and Coca-Cola  Published by Basic Books, March, 2000  (The Civil War Roots of Coca-Cola in Columbus, Georgia, by Richard Gardiner)

google books: Cocaine Use in America, edited by Nicholas J. Kozel, Edgar H Adams, Division of Epidemiology and Statistical Analysis, National Institute on Drug Abuse 1985

Gootenberg, Paul. Cocaine: Global Histories. Routledge, 1999. Florence, KY

google search: "1880s cocaine advertisements"


Sources for #154 - Ota Benga and Human Zoos


Sources for #153 - The Brooke Hart Kidnapping

California Justice: Shootouts, Lynching and Assassinations in the Golden State - Kulczyk, David. (2008).

True Crime - Ryan White


Sources for #152 - The Car Known as "The Dale",,20065184,00.html


Sources for #151 - The Oil Boomtowns of Texas (The History Of The East Texas Oil Field, A Thesis By Lucile Silvey Beard Overton, Texas June, 1938) The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power By Daniel Yergin 2008 Digital Newspaper Collection)

Enforcing Scarcity: Oil, Violence, and the Making of the Market Matthew T. Huber Department of Geography, The Maxwell School of Syracuse UniversityAnnals of the Association of American Geographers, final acceptance, December 2010 Published by Taylor & Francis, LLC.

Weaver, Bobby D.. Kenneth E. Montague Series in Oil and Business History: Oilfield Trash : Life and Labor in the Oil Patch. College Station, TX, USA: Texas A&M University Press, 2010. (texas state historical association) Texas State Library and Archives

Oil Well Blues: African American Oil Patch Songs' By Joe W. Specht, East Texas Historical Journal Spring 2011

Life In The Shadows Of Oil Derricks By Ilta S. Hall   East Texas Historical Journal. 2008, Vol. 46 Issue 1

Texas Monthly Jan 1986


Sources for #150 - 1904 Olympics

America's First Olympics: The St. Louis Games Of 1904 By George R. Matthews

Essays on Sport History and Sport Mythology By Allen Guttmann


Sources for #149 - John Wayne Thompson's Armageddon,,20111974,00.html,,20112747,00.html


Sources for #148 - James Strang - Island Mormon

Williams, Elizabeth Whitney. A child of the sea, and life among the Mormons 1905. Harber Springs, Mich., E.W. Williams. (,_The_Man.htm#Autobiography of James J. Assassination of a Michigan King: The Life of James Jesse StrangBy Roger Van Noord Diary. Deciphered, transcribed, introduced, and annotated. Strang, James Jesse, 1813-1856

Legler, Henry Eduard,  A Moses of the Mormons: Strang's city of refuge and island kingdom. Milwaukee, Wis. ( 1897

Sketch of James Jesse Strang and the Mormon kingdom on Beaver Island . Lansing, 

Mich., R. Smith & co., printers. (


Sources for #147 - The Greenbrier Ghost

Lyle, Katie Letcher. Man Who Wanted Seven Wives: The Greenbrier Ghost and the Famous Murder Mystery of 1897. Charleston, W. Va: Quarrier, 1999.


Sources for #146 - Philadelphia Mayor Frank Rizzo,4182434&hl=en

Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power: Community By Amy Sonnie, James Trac

Protectors of Privilege: Red Squads and Police Repression in Urban America By Frank Donner

Above the Law: Police and the Excessive Use of Force By Skolnick Fyfe

In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s By Clayborne Carson


Sources For #145 - Squirrel Tooth Alice

Boudoirs to Brothels: The Intimate World of Wild West Women - By Michael Rutter

Pistol Packin' Madams: True Stories of Notorious Women of the Old West - By Chris Ens

Wicked Women: Notorious, Mischievous, and Wayward Ladies from the Old West By Chris Enss


Sources for #144 - The Fight Over Anaesthesia

Fenster, Julie M.  Ether Day: The Strange Tale of America's Greatest Medical Discovery and the Haunted Men Who Made It– October 8, 2002 Harper Perennial


-Wells, Horace, A history of the discovery of the application of nitrous oxide gas, ether, and other vapors, to surgical operations Hartford: J.G. Wells. 1847

-Toucey, Isaac, Discovery by the late Dr. Horace Wells of the applicability of nitrous oxyd gas, sulphuric ether and other vapors in surgical operations, nearly two years before the patented discovery of Drs. Charles T. Jackson and W.T.G. Morton. Hartford: Case, Tiffany & co. 1850

-Death of Dr. Horace Wells, Hartford, Conn. 1848

-United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee on the Subject of Anaesthesia; with remarks of J.P. Walker 1852

-Report of the Board of trustees of the Massachusetts general hospital, presented to the corporation, at their annual meeting, January 26, 1848

 - Life and Letters of Horace Wells, Discoverer of Anesthesia by W. Harry Archer, B.S., D.D.S. 1944

 - History of the Discovery of Anesthesia I. Marion Sims. M.D.  May 1877

 - Southern Medical and Surgical Journal.


Sources for #143 - The Broderick Terry Duel

Life of David S. Terry: Presenting an Authentic, Impartial and Vivid History  - edited by Alexander E. Wagstaf

The Life of David C. Broderick: A Senator of the Fifties by Jeremiah Lynch

The Terry-Broderick Duel, Carroll Douglas Hall, 1939

Broderick and Gwin, James O’Meara, 1881

A History of the City of San Francisco and Incidentally of the State of California, John S. Hittell, 1878

Early New York and San Francisco newspapers

Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco: A Western Theater for Northern  - By Monika Trobits


Sources for #142 - Richard Johnson - A Terrible Vice President

Vice Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary By L. Edward Purcel


Sources for #141 John Boyle O'Reilly and the Irish Escape

Life of John Boyle O’Reilly - Together with his complete Poems and Speeches by James Jeffrey Roche, Mary Murphy O’Reilly. Cassell Publishing Company, 1891.'reilly%20biography&f=false