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The General Slocum Disaster
What do a  ship disaster  and the Orange County Library System have in common? The steamship General Slocum burned on 15 June 1904 off North Brother Island, New York. Newspaper articles about the tragedy which took the lives of over 1000 persons...
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James G. Blaine's Body Guard
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. JAMES G. BLAINE'S BODY GUARD Late in October [1884] the year Mr. Blaine was candidate for the Presidency, I...
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The Ulmore Case
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. THE ULMORE CASE About 5 A.M. one morning in the summer of 1884 when on post at the north...
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The Charles Deutsch Case
From the autobiographical notes of Captain Charles Albertson regarding the time he served in the New York City Police Department 8th Precinct. THE CHARLES DEUTSCH CASE One warm Sunday morning in the summer of 1883, I went on post on Union Square...