The Yesteryear Gazette: Volume Two: Amazing Stories From the Pages of Vintage American Newspapers

Written by Douglas DeLong

TRUE CRIME FANS! This volume of The Yesteryear Gazette includes fascinating stories of two of America’s worst serial killers from the early part of the 20th century!

Buried deep within the pages of America’s newspapers from a century ago are an untold number of amazing stories waiting to be discovered. If you’re a history buff or just love a great story, you’ll love The Yesteryear Gazette!

Thanks to the phenomenal digital collection of vintage American newspapers assembled by the Library of Congress, you can now enjoy a ringside seat to historical and cultural events from a century or more ago. In this second volume of The Yesteryear Gazette, we have collected twenty of the most compelling, moving, humorous and quirky stories from this treasure trove of American newspapers, each one illustrated with fascinating vintage photos.

Highlights include…

  • The 1901 White House dinner that caused shockwaves across the southern United States.
  • In 1908, Americans are shocked when 11 bodies are discovered buried on an Indiana farm.
  • H.H.Holmes built a Chicago hotel in 1893 and designed it for mass murder.
  • In 1915, reefer madness takes hold.
  • Eight Chicago White Sox players stand accused of fixing the 1919 World Series.
  • Meet the doctor who offered to pay someone $5000 to slice off their right ear.
  • Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes, believed in fairies. For real.
  • The tale of the Bloomer Girls baseball team, who toured the country in 1901, taking on the boys in a War of the Sexes.

 Plus 12 more great stories!

All of these stories have been carefully transcribed directly from the original newspaper stories. Some have been edited for length or clarity. Each story includes a link to the original newspaper story, as well as links to additional information. Most stories also include a link to a related video. Each story, as well, includes an introduction in order to provide some background and context.


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