Category: Canada

The Crippen Murder

Hawley Harvey Crippen was a meek little man with a big problem.  His wife was a cheating, gold digging narcissist.  To complicate matters, he was in love with another woman.  How did he get into this predicament? Crippen was born to a prosperous family in Coldwater, Michigan in 1862.  Despite the fact the family was […]

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Pukwudgie

These magical creatures where capable of both good and evil. They where similar to the fairies and gnomes of Europe. They are usually described as being knee-high or even smaller. Their name literally means ‘person of the wilderness’ and are considered to be spirits of the forest. In some traditions, they have a sweet smell […]

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The Battle of Crysler’s Farm

We have talked about the strange career of General James Wilkinson.  He has been mixed up with a Spanish conspiracy to control the “west” after the revolution (Please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/the-spanish-conspiracy/ ), as well as his involvement the machinations of Aaron Burr after his duel with Alexander Hamilton (Please see this post:  http://www.historynaked.com/aaron-burr-part-ii-king-america/).  He […]

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Laura Secord

Like most people in the Northeast, Laura Secord had family and friends on both sides of the war. Her father had fought with the colonists against the British in the American Revolution, but after the war moved to the Upper Canada. Once there, she met James Secord and they married in 1797 and settled in […]

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