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The Beckoning Hand: Murder of Alma Harrison 1905

Murder Victim Alma Harrison 17-year-old Daughter of Prominent Davenport Family 1888-1905 Murder Scene and Date Mississippi River Disappeared at Buffalo, Iowa Scott County July 17, 1905 Found 8 miles North of Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine County July 22, 1905 Cause of … Continue reading

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Death Going West: Murder of Apple Grove John Doe 1866

Murder Victim “Apple Grove John Doe” Stephen D. Cooper Stonemason, US Cavalry Veteran 1828-1866 Cause of Death: Struck with Axe Motive: Argument Murder Scene and Date Apple Grove, Beaver Township Polk County, Iowa Late April, 1866 __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ By Nancy Bowers … Continue reading

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