STAGECOACH MARY SOURCES:

Mary Fields

Garceau-Hagen, Dee, et al. Portraits of Women in the American West. Routledge, 2005.

Cooper, Gary, as told to Marc Crawford. “Stagecoach Mary: A Gun-Toting Black Woman Delivered the U.S. Mail in Montana.” Ebony (October 1959), repr. Ebony (October 1977).

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mary-Fields

https://postalmuseum.si.edu/stagecoach-mary-fields

https://www.history.com/news/meet-stagecoach-mary-the-daring-black-pioneer-who-protected-wild-west-stagecoaches

https://truewestmagazine.com/stagecoach-mary/

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8742943/mary-fields

https://montanawomenshistory.org/the-life-and-legend-of-mary-fields/

Slavery in America

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery

Census Records of Enslaved Peoples

https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/research/genealogy-and-family-history/family-records/records-enslaved-people

Reconstruction Era

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/reconstruction

Education Movement of the Blackfoot Tribe

https://anthrosource.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1525/aeq.1985.16.2.04x0635k

Women Mail Carriers in History

https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/women-carriers.pdf

Star Route Carriers

https://about.usps.com/who-we-are/postal-history/star-routes.pdf

THE REAL TREASURE ISLAND SOURCES:

Cocos Island

https://costarica.org/islands/coco/

https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/820

The Novel Treasure Island

https://bookanalysis.com/robert-louis-stevenson/treasure-island/

Robert Louis Stevenson

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Robert-Louis-Stevenson

Treasure on Cocos

Time-Life Books. Lost Treasure. Alexandria, Va., Time-Life Books, 1991.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/08/cocos-islands-rich-pirate-history

https://www.businessinsider.com/british-explorer-closes-in-on-legendary-treasure-of-lima-2012-8

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jimdobson/2019/08/27/a-one-billion-dollar-treasure-is-buried-on-this-island-in-costa-rica-and-you-will-never-find-it/?sh=36d640ee7c08

Captain Henry Morgan

https://www.thoughtco.com/captain-morgan-greatest-of-the-privateers-2136378

Captain Edward Davis

https://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/dvb/bio.php?b=Davis_Edward_d_after_1692

Latin American Wars of Independence

https://www.thoughtco.com/independence-from-spain-in-latin-america-2136406

World’s Land Speed Record

https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/land-speed-(fastest-car)

Sir Malcom Campbell

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Malcolm-Campbell

  1. MacFarlane Arthur

https://www.nytimes.com/1934/10/27/archives/treasure-hunters-quit-cocos-island-costa-rican-police-transfer-18.html

Fake Satirical Treasure Article

http://vaticanenquirer.com/200-million-dollar-treasure-hoard-unearthed-in-costa-ricas-isla-del-coco/

The Devonshire Treasure

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/sharks/island/legends.html#:~:text=It%20all%20began%20in%201818%2C%20when%20Captain%20Bennett,being%20sent%20to%20a%20penal%20colony%20in%20Tasmania

A HEIST AT LINCOLN’S TOMB AND THE SNARKY FAREWELL OF MR. ACCORDION SOURCES:

Lincoln’s Assassination

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-lincoln-dies

Lincoln’s Funeral

https://www.whitehousehistory.org/abraham-lincoln-funeral

Lincoln’s Funeral Train

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/president-lincolns-funeral-train

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-strange-history-and-future-of-lincoln-s-funeral-train#:~:text=Lincoln%E2%80%99s%20body%2C%20however%2C%20went%20on%20a%20grand%20tour.,separate%20funerals%20in%20major%20cities%20on%20the%20way.

Lincoln’s Life

https://www.nps.gov/abli/planyourvisit/lincolnbio.htm

Lincoln’s Tomb

https://www.lincolncollection.org/discover/ask-an-expert/qa-archive/was-lincoln%E2%80%99s-corpse-ever-stolen/

https://www.nps.gov/parkhistory/online_books/presidents/site19.htm

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/education/tombtimeline.htm

The Plot to Steal Lincoln’s Body

https://www.secretservice.gov/newsroom/releases/2018/11/moments-history-us-secret-service-successfully-thwart-attempt-steal

https://chicago.suntimes.com/2021/4/15/22382530/abraham-lincolns-body-stolen-plot#:~:text=On%20Nov.%207%2C%201876%2C%20several%20thieves%20attempted%20to,theft%2C%20the%20Chicago%20Daily%20News%20published%20an%20update.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/science/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/lincoln-exhumation

The Tomb of Mr. Accordion

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mr-accordions-grave

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/19409

Oak Ridge Cemetery, Illinois

http://www.oakridgecemetery.org/About.aspx

http://www.oakridgecemetery.org/

Camp Butler Cemetery, Illinois

https://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/campbutler.asp

Great Depression through 1930s

https://www.thoughtco.com/1930s-timeline-1779950#:~:text=1%20Amelia%20Earhart%20vanished%20along%20with%20her%20co-pilot,6%20The%20first%20blood%20bank%20opened%20in%20Chicago

ON CHEATING DEATH AND INVENTING THE SAXOPHONE SOURCES:

Antoine-Joseph Sax

Cottrell, Stephen. The Saxophone. Yale University Press, 2013.

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Antoine-Joseph-Sax

https://www.classical-music.com/features/articles/saxophone-invention/

https://allthatsinteresting.com/adolphe-sax

https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/music-history-composers-and-performers-biographies/adolphe-sax

https://www.allmusic.com/artist/adolphe-sax-mn0001661571/biography

Adolohe Sax Obituary

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3568998/adolphe-sax-obituary/

The Saxophone

https://www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/saxophone/structure/

https://www.yamaha.com/en/musical_instrument_guide/saxophone/structure/structure002.html#:~:text=14%20different%20saxophones&text=Yet%20today%2C%20there%20are%20only,%2C%20tenor%2C%20baritone%20and%20bass.

Sulfuric Acid Effects

https://wwwn.cdc.gov/TSP/PHS/PHS.aspx?phsid=254&toxid=47

https://www.mountsinai.org/health-library/poison/sulfuric-acid-poisoning

The French Third Republic

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Third-Republic-French-history

The Paris Conservatory

https://www.conservatoiredeparis.fr/fr/%C3%A9cole/l%27%C3%A9cole/missions

https://www.unipage.net/en/24923/paris_national_conservatory_of_music_and_dance#section_description

The Tenor Valve Trombone

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/652387

SHACKLETON UPDATE: ENDURANCE FOUND SOURCES:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/11/science/endurance-ship-ernest-shackleton.html

https://www.npr.org/2022/03/09/1085432575/endurance-ship-found-ernest-shackleton

https://www.wired.com/story/how-a-plucky-robot-found-the-long-lost-endurance-shipwreck/

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60662541

https://fmht.co.uk/news/fmht-announces-endurance22-antarctic-expedition/

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/History/Ernest_Shackleton_map_time_line.php

THE RED GHOST: LOST CAMELS OF THE AMERICAN WEST SOURCES:

Native America and the West

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/precontact-and-early-colonial-era/before-contact/a/native-american-culture-of-the-west#:~:text=Geographic%20and%20temporal%20setting%3A%20the%20diverse%20West&text=Over%20one%20hundred%20federally%2Drecognized,and%20Gosiute%20peoples%2C%20among%20others.

https://iowaculture.gov/history/education/educator-resources/primary-source-sets/westward-expansion-and-native-americans

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna24714487

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/thisday/may28/indian-removal-act/#:~:text=More%20than%2046%2C000%20Native%20Americans,and%20exposure%20to%20extreme%20weather.

Jefferson Davis

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/jefferson-davis

https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/confederate-states-of-america

Westward Expansion and Slavery

https://www.history.com/news/westward-expansion-slavery

https://www.history.com/topics/abolitionist-movement/missouri-compromise

Camels and the American Southwest

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/whatever-happened-wild-camels-american-west-180956176/

US Army Camel Corps

https://armyhistory.org/the-u-s-armys-camel-corps-experiment/

Camels and the Slave Trade

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/sinister-reason-why-camels-brought-to-american-west

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17988106

The Red Ghost

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/red-ghost-wheel-rim-camel-sculpture

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/best-reads/2015/10/29/arizona-ghost-story-red-ghost-camels/72599326/

https://truewestmagazine.com/red-ghost/

Hi Jolly’s Tomb

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/11284

https://azcapitoltimes.com/news/2011/01/04/hi-jolly-the-camel-man/

http://www.trivia-library.com/a/military-trivia-the-united-states-camel-corps-part-3.htm

Ozymandias

https://poets.org/poem/ozymandias

https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/an-introduction-to-ozymandias

https://www.owleyes.org/text/ozymandias/analysis/historical-context#:~:text=Shelley's%20poem%20takes%20its%20title,This%20discovery%20inspired%20Shelley's%20pen

HISTORY’S HAPPY LITTLE ACCIDENTS SOURCES:

Bob Ross

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Bob-Ross

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-statistical-analysis-of-the-work-of-bob-ross/

Synthetic Dye to Nobel Prize

https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/william-henry-perkin

https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/paul-ehrlich

https://www.britannica.com/biography/William-Henry-Perkin

https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/research/mauve-the-history-of-the-colour-that-revolutionized-the-world/

https://www.history.com/news/why-is-purple-considered-the-color-of-royalty#:~:text=To%20harvest%20it%2C%20dye%2Dmakers,long%2Dlasting%20shade%20of%20purple.

https://daily.jstor.org/the-accidental-invention-of-the-color-mauve/#:~:text=Or%2C%20better%20dyeing%20through%20chemistry.&text=In%201856%2C%20nineteen%2Dyear%2D,ridiculously%20expensive%20as%20a%20result.

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1908/ehrlich/biographical/

https://www.mynewlab.com/blog/accidental-scientific-discoveries-and-breakthroughs/

The Chelsea Mammoth

https://news.umich.edu/u-m-researchers-recover-more-mammoth-bones-from-chelsea-area-farm/

Lascaux Cave

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/lascaux-cave-paintings-discovered

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21028093-900-bear-dna-is-clue-to-age-of-chauvet-cave-art/#:~:text=Within%20a%20year%20of%20Chauvet's,west%20France%20(see%20map).

https://archeologie.culture.fr/lascaux/en/discovery-0

https://www.videoguidenouvelleaquitaine.fr/en/destinations/1/montignac-sur-vezere/discovery-lascaux

https://archeologie.culture.fr/lascaux/en/dating-figures-lascaux#:~:text=Initial%20radiocarbon%20dating%20tests,Lascaux%20in%20the%20Magdalenian%20culture.

Story of the Golden Buddha

https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/the-amazing-story-of-the-worlds-biggest-solid-gold-buddha-statue/

https://historycollection.com/16-of-historys-best-kept-secrets/10/

https://www.thaiwaysmagazine.com/bangkok/bangkok-city-tours/thai-temples/the-temple-of-golden-buddha-or-wat-traimit.html

https://www.britannica.com/place/Thailand/The-Ayutthayan-period-1351-1767#ref509771

https://www.britannica.com/place/Ayutthaya-kingdom-Thailand

Dr. Melissa Brown and MS Research

https://www.nationalmssociety.org/What-is-MS?gclid=Cj0KCQjwgMqSBhDCARIsAIIVN1Wtg44SEK0Xh3diONHs12fT-N-Hs6hKocUrKbnsoiCUQAsNS6UJAdsaAmkoEALw_wcB

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20350274#:~:text=There%20is%20no%20cure%20for,that%20no%20treatment%20is%20necessary.

https://labs.feinberg.northwestern.edu/brown/

https://www.npr.org/2016/02/24/467805055/whoops-twelve-tales-of-accidental-brilliance-in-science

HISTORICAL PRANKS SOURCES:

Universal Laughter

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/01/health/science-of-laughter-scn-wellness/index.html

Anthemius’s fake earthquake machine:

Williams, William, and J. H. Kennedy. Magazine of Western History. University of Wisconsin, 1888.

Kostof, Spiro. The Architect : Chapters in the History of the Profession. Oxford University Press, 1986.

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/618910/historys-greatest-pranks

https://muze.gen.tr/muze-detay/ayasofya

https://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/architecture-biographies/anthemius-tralles

https://www.livescience.com/27574-hagia-sophia.html

The Great Moon Hoax

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-great-moon-hoax

https://www.jstor.org/stable/43488485

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/moon-shot-race-a-hoax-and-the-birth-of-fake-news

https://www.britannica.com/story/the-great-moon-hoax-of-1835-was-sci-fi-passed-off-as-news

https://www.getty.edu/art/collection/person/103KHK

https://www.thoughtco.com/penny-press-definition-1773293

https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/moon-hoax/1955008/

Monkey From Mars

https://gizmodo.com/a-monkey-food-coloring-and-some-nair-caused-a-ufo-pan-1515135105

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/12/01/they-claimed-have-hit-creature-outer-space-truth-was-less-otherworldly/

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna25922012

JAMES DEAN AND THE ‘CURSE’ OF LITTLE BASTARD SOURCES:

James Dean

Raskin, Lee. James Dean : At Speed. Phoenix, Usa, David Bull Publishing, 2006.

https://jamesdean.com/

https://www.biography.com/actor/james-dean

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000015/bio

Alec Guinness

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000027/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb0Gawxw80g

Lauren Anthony

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2744994/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

Method Acting

https://strasberg.edu/blog/debunking-method-myths-with-david-lee-strasberg/

Author Lee Raskin

http://leeraskin.net/

The Crash

https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1997-sep-28-mn-37142-story.html

https://allthatsinteresting.com/james-dean-death

The “Curse”

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-dean-dies-in-car-accident

https://www.cultofweird.com/transportation/james-dean-cursed-car/#:~:text=In%201956%2C%20he%20loaned%20it%20to%20the%20Los,the%20country.%20Then%2C%20in%201960%2C%20Little%20Bastard%20disappeared.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/the-curse-of-the-little-bastard-fact-fiction-or-horrible-coincidence/ar-AAKkvox

Crash Photos at Auction

https://www.rrauction.com/search/results/?str=james+dean+crash&navsearch=true&searchType=title&cp=past-auctions

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/25/us/james-dean-car-crash-photos-auction-trnd/index.html

Car Safety Statistics

https://www.nhtsa.gov/newer-cars-are-safer-cars

Little Bastard Reward and Transaxle

https://abc7chicago.com/james-dean-death-porsche-car-crash/1006304/

https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/james-deans-infamous-little-bastard-porsche-transaxle-sells-for-24382000/ar-AAKBx7p

https://www.sfgate.com/centralcoast/article/Cursed-James-Dean-car-part-sells-16907965.php

NASCAR Safety Statistics

https://buildingspeed.org/2019/08/16/nascar-tracks-accident-prone/#:~:text=The%20most%20likely%20number%20of%20accidents%20in%20a,6.4%25%20races%20%2813%29%20had%209%20or%20more%20accidents.

https://motorracingsports.com/how-many-nascar-drivers-have-died-racing/

JOE CARSTAIRS: THE FASTEST WOMAN ON WATER SERIES SOURCES:

Summerscale, Kate. The Queen of Whale Cay: The Eccentric Story of "Joe" Carstairs, Fastest Woman on Water. Bloomsbury, 2012.

Author Kate Sumerscale:

https://www.katesummerscale.com/about

Dorothy Wilde

https://www.rte.ie/culture/2021/0623/1230874-wilde-by-name-wilde-by-nature-the-story-of-oscars-niece-dolly/

WW1 Armistice

https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/world-war-i-ends

Ireland 1916-1922

https://www.sinnfein.ie/history

https://www.thoughtco.com/easter-rising-4774223

https://crokepark.ie/bloodysunday/bloody-sunday-1920

Psychological Attachments to Objects

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-we-become-so-attached-to-our-belongings/

Harmsworth Trophy

https://harmsworthtrophy.org/race-history/

Bahama’s History

https://www.britannica.com/place/The-Bahamas

https://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/History/The-Bahamas-history.htm

https://www.bahamas.com/our-history

Prohibition

https://www.history.com/topics/roaring-twenties/prohibition

Racist Terminology

https://www.bbc.com/news/newsbeat-30999175

World’s largest Sports Arenas

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/50-largest-stadiums-in-the-world.html

ORNAMENTAL GARDEN HERMITS: HISTORY’S WEIRDEST JOB SOURCES:

Edith Sitwell. The English Eccentrics. London: Faber & Faber, 1933; London: Zephyr Books, 1947; London: D. Dobson,1950; New York: Vanguard Press, 1957; London: Arrow Books, 1960; Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1971; London: Pallas Athene, 2006.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-history-of-hermits-in-gardens

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/500916/short-lived-british-fashion-ornamental-hermits

https://www.hermitary.com/lore/ornamental_hermits.html

Gallup State of the Workplace: 2022 Report

https://www.gallup.com/workplace/349484/state-of-the-global-workplace-2022-report.aspx

Hadrian’s Wall

https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-rome/hadrians-wall

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/hadrians-wall

Charles Hamilton

https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/longview/longview_20030401.shtml

The Mechanical Monk

https://gizmodo.com/this-450-year-old-clockwork-monk-is-fully-operational-5956937

https://www.history.com/news/7-early-robots-and-automatons

https://blackbird.vcu.edu/v1n1/nonfiction/king_e/prayer_introduction.htm

Gilbert White

https://www.hampshire-history.com/gilbert-white-selborne/

Walden

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Henry-David-Thoreau/Move-to-Walden-Pond

The Saalfelden Hermit

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/apr/19/hes-hired-belgian-lands-dream-job-as-hermit-for-austrian-cliffside-retreat

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/austrian-town-seeks-professional-hermit-180961819/

Wait ‘Til Dawn Movie Indiegogo Link

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wait-til-dawn#/

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