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William Hurt

Stanford, Kentucky

My ggg great grandfather Pvt John Green Watson aka Turkey John. 1st Kentucky Cavalry Union Army The Wild Riders got his nickname by luring a farmer’s turkeys away to feed his fellow soldiers. Had his last child at the age of 79. #americanhistory

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So I Heard on a Podcast...

This is one of my favorite history podcasts and possible one of favorite podcasts in general. . If you like history, fascinating story lines and very well done audio drama, this one is for you. . The most recent series, The Bastard Brigade, is already excellent. This tells the tale of the discovery of artificial radioactivity and the sabotage of the German development of the atom bomb. . . . . . #americanhistory #americanhistory

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History And Architecture ⚜️🇨🇿

Salem, Massachusetts

⚫️On this day in 1692: 5 more people are hanged for witchcraft (20 (or 19) in all) in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem witchcraft trials occured in colonial Massachusetts from 1692 to 1693. Trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft. More than 200 people were accused, 19 of them were found guilty and hanged (14 women and 5 men). One other man, Giles Corey, was crushed do death for refusing to plead. It all started with two girls, Elizabeth Parris an Abigail Williams (aged 9 and 11), who had unexplained seizures. The doctor said, that the girls are under the influence of witches and girls confirmed. The first accused were Sarah Good, Sarah Osbourne and a servant called Tituba from the island of Barbados. Later that day, Tituba confessed and pointed at other “witches” in town. The first executed was Bridget Bishop. There was one thing that was supposed to reveal whether witchcraft was afflicting a person with symptoms of illness. It was a pie that was made with rye flour and the of the afflicted person. The cake was then fed to a dog. If the dog exhibited the same symptoms, the presence of witchcraft was “proven”. It was a dog because it was believed that a dog is associated with the devil. ⬆️The paiting was created by Joseph E. Baker and captures the imaginatiom of writers and artists during this period.⚫️ Source: Wikipedia, thoughtco.com Photo: Google #americanhistory

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