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    Philadelphia Mayor Thomas B Smith charged in “conspiracy to murder” involving death of Police Officer George A Eppley. - Harrisburg Telegraph 21 Sept 1917

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    Inquirer 11 Mar 1903

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    Thanksgiving Collection - Edward Kunz - 25 Nov 1920


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    Trapped in Lemon Hill Observatory Tower Elevator - July 1878

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    Jamestown NY Daily Journal 12 July 1878
     
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    Original Urban Legend - Alligator in the Sewers - Made in Philly 1882

    NY Daily Graphic 14 Sept 1882


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    First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia - Cornerstone Opened - 1885

    Inquirer 16 March 1885
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    Death in the Flames - Inquirer July 27 / 29 / 31, 1876


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    Killing of Robert E Young, 2757 Philip Street, Inquirer 28 Feb 1888


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    TODAY IN PHILADELPHIA – TUESDAY JUNE 26, 1917
    Compiled and Written by Peter Williams
    This morning 8 sailors from the Navy Yard were held on $1,000.00 bail by Magistrate Baker of the 4th & Snyder Avenue police station. The arrests were the result of an attempted “rescue” of one of their own who was in the jail. About 100 “jackies” stormed the police station in military formation last night to free their fellow bluecoat. The police fought them off with help from the firemen at the station next door. But the sailors regrouped and charged again. Both sides used clubs and fists. The fight went on for almost an hour when the police pulled their guns and fired several rounds into the air resulting in the sailors’ retreat. The 8 captured were beaten and bruised enough so as to make escape for them impossible.
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    Phila Inquirer 11 Oct 1930 (Photo) below:

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    The Helena Daily Independent
    (Helena, MT)
    Sat., Oct 11, 1930
    Pg. 3, Col. 5

    Stockbroker Slain In
    Office By a Customer

    Philadelphia, Oct. 10 - Edwin W. Sprankle, a member of a
    socially prominent suburban family and a confidential clerk of
    Carstairs & Co., stock brokers, was shot to death today at the
    company's offices by a former customer, who then shot himself,
    dying later in a hospital.

    Sprankle, who was 32, was shot three times while he talked with
    the former customer, Adam Jakus, a barber of Oakview, a suburb.

    James B. Carstairs, senior member of the brokerage firm, said
    Jakus had closed out his account on Sept. 15 and received a
    check for his balance. Carstairs said he was not known to have
    had further dealings with the company and could offer no motive
    for the shooting.

    Police said Jakus had recently taken a friend to the company's
    offices and the friend had lost heavily in the stock market
    slump. They indicated the shooting might have resulted from an
    argument over the friend's account.

    Edwin was the s/o Walter Judson Sprankle & Madeline Colburn.
    You may recall a story about Mrs. Walter Sprankle surviving a
    tragic yacht accident in 1901.
     
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    With the release of Twin Peaks: The Return on Showtime, I thought this collection of David Lynch quotes from his days in Callowhill and at PAFA was timely. It really paints a picture of a forgotten era, and you can see it reflected in a lot of his works, especially Eraserhead and the most recent Part of The Return.

    The City of Absurdity: The David Lynch Quote Collection

    "I had my first thrilling thought in Philadelphia."

    "...when I was there it was a very sick, twisted, violent, fear-ridden, decadent, decaying place."

    "Philadelphia, more than any filmmaker, influenced me. It's the sickest, most corrupt, decaying, fear-ridden city imaginable. I was very poor and living in bad areas. I felt like I was constantly in danger. But it was so fantastic at the same time."

    "It all started for me in Philadelphia because it's old enough, and it's got enough things in the air to really work on itself. It's decaying but it's fantastically beautiful, filled with violence, hate and filth."

    "The house I moved into was across the street from the morgue, next door to Pop's Diner. The area had a great mood - factories, smoke, railroads, diners, the strangest characters, the darkest nights. The people had stories etched in their faces, and I saw vivid images-plastic curtains held together with Band-Aids, rags stuffed in broken windows, walking through the morgue en-route to a hamburger joint."

    "We lived cheap, but the city was full of fear. A kid was shot to death down the street, and the chalk marks around where he'd lain stayed on the sidewalk for five days. We were robbed twice, had windows shot out and a car stolen."

    "I lived at 13th and Wood, right kitty-corner from the morgue; That's real industrial. At 5:00 there's nobody in that neighborhood. No one lives there. And I really do like that. It's beautiful , if you see it the right way."

    "Yes, [Philadelphia is] horrible, but in a very interesting way. There were places there that had been allowed to decay, where there was so much fear and crime that just for a moment there was an opening to another world. It was fear, but it was so strong, and so magical, like a magnet, that your imagination was always sparking in Philadelphia...I just have to think of Philadelphia now, and I get ideas, I hear the wind, and I'm off into the darkness somewhere."
     
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    The Police waited an hour before they pulled their guns?
     
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    Old Family Burial Plot - 718 Hall Street - Phila. Inquirer 26 Oct 1900

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