I recorded this video shortly after the events of January 6, 2021. My thoughts and emotions were still raw but I stand by them. It was sickening to watch Senators and Representatives suddenly back out of their commitment to object to the certification of electors from states in which massive voter fraud had been proven.Continue reading “From the Editor: My Thoughts On the Events of January 6,2021”
The following article was published on the State of the Ozarks online magazine website and written by Tara Wolf. I’ve read many stories, books, documents (and heard tales from many Stone County locals) about the infamous Alf Bolin. To decipher fact from fiction is so difficult these days with there being so many tidbits thatContinue reading “Bushwhacker Alf Bolin”
“Could being property, like a horse, be any more guilty of killing a slave likewise property, than one horse in killing another horse?”
According to the paper, a man by the last name of Salisbury had went to another farmer’s residence and “cooly called him out”, informing him that he was going to kill him. Salisbury shot the farmer in the leg, demanded he stand back up and delivered a second fatal shot.
Oklahoma was once a safe haven for outlaws and as Edwin Turlington soon found out, it still is. The only difference is that in the 21’st Century some outlaws where badges and have law degrees hanging on their wall.
Pauline White was arrested on May 28, 1864 at Greenville, for breaking her oath of allegiance. It is clear that the Union army used Pauline White as an example. The Union forces issued a Confederate “watch list” of Wayne County families that were believed to be unloyalists and spies. Several women were listed and the documents are quoted as saying; “these women are doing more mischief then they could if they were men”. Pauline White was quickly tried, convicted of treason and sentenced to hard labor.
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Since the Heard family did not all die at the same time I can only speculate what happened. Was it starvation? The flooding? Sickness? Or did a rogue element of militia from one side or the other take them out one by one? I’m not sure but it certainly seems systematic in nature and something I will continue to research.
While William T. Leeper was willing to go to most any lengths to achieve success and become a man of means he was unable to achieve what he most wanted from many of his contemporaries, which was respect.
Col. W.T. Leeper overtook and sounded them and in attempting to prevent arrest one of them was killed and another probably mortally wounded. Hanging is too good for such fiends.