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October 24, 1788

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY! in 1788, future poet Sarah Joseph Hale was born. She wrote “Mary Had A Little Lamb.” Her first incarnation titled “Marty Knew A Little Lamb” went something like this; “Marty knew a little lamb, Who smiled with love and joy, But Marty loved gin And forced her to stand on a … Continue reading

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July 26, 1875

On THIS DATE IN HISTORY in 1875, the legend of “Black Bart” the Verse Slinging Bandit began. Old ‘Black Bart’ aka Charles E. Bowles spent years robbing Wells Fargo Stage coaches. The story is, one night in 1874 at an open-mike saloon in San Francisco, Charlie was slinging mad verbage at all the cool cats … Continue reading

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