The Pekin Centenary, 1849-1949

The Pekin Centenary, 1849-1949 : Commemorating 100 Years of Community Progress in the City of Pekin, Illinois (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Pekin Centenary, 1849-1949: Commemorating 100 Years of Community Progress in the City of Pekin, Illinois Velde, who still practices law in Pekun was one of the best shots in the Pekin company. However, he was left-handed. When this defect was called to his attention by army authorities, he pro tested that he was, nevertheless, one of the best shots in the company. We have enough men here to lick the Spaniards right-handed, was the reply, and he was mustered out. As it turned out, there were enough men to lick the Spaniards without Co. C, and the sur render cancelled their sailing orders. The last hanging in Pekin. Which took place in '96, was almost a festive occasion, but a model of good order compared to the Ott and Berry affairs. People jammed roof-tops to look down inside the stockade. But otherwise things were orderly. The Post Tribune of that day gives an account of this affair under a head-line Wallace Dies Gamek which reads, in part, as follows. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 240g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1330954688
  • 9781330954683