June 9, 1860

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1860 the book, “Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter” by Mrs. Ann Stevens, was offered for sale for a dime. It was the first published “dime novel.” Mrs. Stevens wrote several other books, the plots of which seemed to be a woman looking for a strong man to marry. When her husband, Edward Stephens, was asked about this, he would look nervously over his shoulder and say nothing.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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