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Unsuspecting visitors in crime-infested Port Townsend, victims of shanghaiing, are sold to the highest bidder... Bunco Kelly, Spider Johnson and fourteen dead men on the deck of the Flying Price... Urban East Hicks surrounded by Indians in 1886...earthquakes, riots, robberies, murders and a host of other terrifying events which created panic in the streets of communities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Selected from the Clippings File of the Tacoma Public Library's Northwest Room /Special Collections, these true-life tales chillingly capture the dark side of of our state's history.

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Today's tabloid journalism positively pales in comparison!

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Topics include: Battles | Beasts | Cannibalism | Crimes | Curses | Ghost Stories | Labor | Massacres | Mountain Climbing Deaths | Natural Catastrophes | Salmon War | Slavery | Strikes | Suicides | Train Wrecks | Treasure and Treasure Hunting | Unidentified Flying Objects |
Unsettling Events: BATTLES     [Topics List]
      Bannock Indian War
      Battlerock Battle
      Bear River Battle
      Big Hole Battle
      Big Meadow Battle
      Bonney Lake Battle
      Camas Meadow Battle
      Cascades Battle
      Cayuse War
      Chapman Farm Battle
      Clearwater Battle
      Connell's Prairie Battle
      Cottonwood Battle
      Fort Nisqually Battle
      Fort Raglan Battle
      Four Lakes Battle
      Haller's Battles
      Hicks Battle
      Klickitat County War
      Modoc War
      Nez Perce War
      Nooksack War
      Northcote Farm Battle
      Patkanin's Battle
      Pierre's Hole Battle
      Port Gamble Battle
      Porter's Prairie Battle
      Sealth's Battle
      Seattle Battle
      Spokane Plains Battle
      Steptoe's Battle
      Victoria Battle
      Wounded Knee Battle
Unsettling Events: BEASTS     [Topics List]
      Sasquatch
      Sasquatch Folklore
      Tacoma Sea Monster
      Wallowa Monster
Unsettling Events: CANNIBALISM     [Topics List]
      Indian Folklore -- Cannibalism
      Indian Folklore -- Ogres
Unsettling Events: CRIMES     [Topics List]
      Bank Fraud
      Bates Lynching
      Claim Jumpers
      CockFighting
      Gambling
      Hook Kidnapping
      Hyde Kidnapping
      Indian Steve
      Kidnapping
      Log Poaching
      Lynching
      Mattson Kidnapping
      Mutiny
      Night Riders
      Piracy
      Poaching
      Prison Escapes
      Rust Kidnapping
      Rustling
      Shanghaiing
      Smuggling
      Stagecoach Robberies
      Stagg Kidnapping
      Tong Killings
      Vigilanties
      Vinson Lynching
      Weyerhaeuser Kidnapping
Unsettling Events: CURSES     [Topics List]
      Curses
Unsettling Events: GHOST STORIES     [Topics List]
      Seattle Brothel Ghost
      Seattle Golf Course Ghost
      Seattle Theatre Ghost
      Steilacoom Albert Balch Ghost
      Steilacoom Bair Ghost
      Steilacoom E. R. Rogers Ghost
      Steilacoom Ghost Stories
      Tacoma Court House Ghost
      Tacoma Ghost Stories
      Tacoma Historical Society Ghost
      Tacoma Old City Hall Ghost
      Tacoma Widow Ghost
Unsettling Events: LABOR     [Topics List]
      Centralia Massacre
      Coxey's Army
      Coxey's Navy
      Everett Massacre
      Industrial Workers of the World
      IWW 1909
      IWW 1912
      IWW 1916
      IWW 1917
      IWW 1918
      IWW 1919
      IWW 1920
Unsettling Events: MASSACRES     [Topics List]
      Dungeness Massacres
      Perkins Massacre
      White Family Massacres
      White River Massacre
      Whitman Massacre
Unsettling Events: MOUNTAIN CLIMBING DEATHS     [Topics List]
      Mount Hood
      Mount Rainier
Unsettling Events: NATURAL CATASTROPHES     [Topics List]
      Aberdeen Fire of 1903
      Avalanches
      Earthquake of 1872
      Earthquake of 1949
      Earthquake of 1965
      Earthquake of 1993
      Earthquake of 1995
      Flood of 1867
      Flood of 1891
      Flood of 1948
      Forest Fire of 1902
      Forest Fire of 1910
      Forest Fire of 1912
      Heppener Flood of 1903
      Seattle Fire of 1889
      Spokane Fire of 1889
      Steilacoom Fire
      Tillamook Burn of 1933
      Vanport Flood of 1948
      Volcanoes
      Wellington Avalanch
      Wenatchee Flood
      Winter of 1861
      Winter of 1880
      Yalcot Burn of 1903
Unsettling Events: SALMON WAR     [Topics List]
      Salmon War
Unsettling Events: SLAVERY     [Topics List]
      Charles Mitchell
      Konapee
      Russians
      Slavery
      York
Unsettling Events: STRIKES     [Topics List]
      Aerospace Workers Strike of 1948
      Aerospace Workers Strike of 1965
      General Strike of 1919
      Longshoreman's Strike of 1886
      Longshoreman's Strike of 1916
      Longshoreman's Strike of 1934
      Lumber Workers Strike of 1912
      Lumber Workers Strike of 1935
      Miners Strike of 1891
      Newspapermen's Strike of 1936
      Newspapermen's Strike of 1937
      Railroad Strike of 1873
      Railroad Strike of 1922
      Tacoma Fireman's Strike of 1896
      Typographical Union Strike
      Wilkeson Strike of 1919
      Wilkeson Strike of 1921
Unsettling Events: SUICIDES     [Topics List]
      Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Unsettling Events: TRAIN WRECKS     [Topics List]
      Tacoma Street Car Crash of 1900
Unsettling Events: TREASURE AND TREASURE HUNTING     [Topics List]
      Treasure and Treasure Hunting
Unsettling Events: UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS     [Topics List]
      Orting UFOs
      Tacoma UFOs
      UFOs
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