A brief introduction to the mysterious events of 1885.
The lives, families and legacies of Mollie Smith, Eliza Shelley, Irene Cross, Mary Ramey, Gracie Vance, Orange Washington, Susan Hancock, Eula Phillips.
A Case of Rage, Evidence, Questions Left Unanswered.
Familiar names, ordinary folks, strangers, noted personalities, troublemakers, drunks, damsels, vagabonds, the lost and forgotten, residing in and around 19th century Austin.
Assorted events, anecdotes, customs, complaints, peculiarities, and commentary as documented by the daily newspapers in 1880s Austin.
Police Calls 1885 Volume, AR.P.01, Laws Collection, Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
Residence of Valentine O. Weed, 300 E. Cedar Street. PICH 00103. Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.
Unidentified Albumen Print. George Schuwirth. Austin, Texas.
Servant Girl Annihilator. Photo Illustration.
H. Grooms Lee. Albumen Print. Photographer unknown. Austin, Texas.
Man Reading Newspaper. Albumen Print. Photographer unknown.