Wuppertal, Borussia, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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  Wuppertal is the area of Germany that the Mosblechs emigrated it was not actually from.  At the time, it was not called Wuppertal.  The cities of Barmen and Elberfeld occupied what is now Wuppertal during the 1800s.  A family member says there are still Mosblechs living in Wuppertal.  Wuppertal takes its name from the nearby Wupper River.  350,000 residents call Wuppertal

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Boss Butler and the St. Louis Machine

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     When it comes to machine politics and organized crime, Kansas City has always outshone St. Louis.  Kansas City’s Pendergast political machine helped land Harry S. Truman in the White House.  Kansas City was also home to several high-profile gangland shootings.  St. Louis’ last organized crime leader was arrested for playing cards.      We did have a Democratic

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Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939)

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     Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939) is the third film in the series.  Princess Lin Hwa, portrayed by Lotus Long, seeks out Mr. Wong to help her but is killed by a poison dart in his house.  Mr. Wong takes the murder as a personal insult and determines to find the killer and solve the princess’ problem.  The princess scrawled

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The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939)

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     The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939) is the second in the James Lee Wong series from Monogram Pictures.  Boris Karloff returns as Mr. Wong along with Grant Withers as Capt. Street.  Mr. Wong is assisting Capt. Street in the investigation of a collector, who is killed after coming into possession of a Chinese jewel. The jewel is considered cursed.   The curse seems

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