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The Great Sheedy Murder Trial and the Booster Ethos of Lincoln, Nebraska


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Public Improvements.
The Year's Expenditures Aggregate $300,000.

Lincoln Daily Call, January 1, 1891

Ready for the Arguments
End of Hearing Evidence in the Great Sheedy Murder Trial

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), May 24, 1891

Record of Omaha's Murders
Crimes That Have Been Committed in the Last Twenty Years

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), April 5, 1891

Reviewing the Evidence
Lawyers in the Sheedy Murder Trial Earning their Fees

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), May 26, 1891

Says It Was Monday's Blow
That Took The Life of John Sheedy.

The Nebraska State Journal, May 13, 1891


Lincoln Herald, February 14, 1891

She Found Relief in Tears
Mrs. Sheedy's Iron Nerve Relaxes

The Nebraska State Journal, May 16, 1891

She May be Allowed Bail
Mrs. Sheedy's Attorneys File a Motion, Well Based, for Her Release

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), February 28, 1891

Sheedy Hearing Resumed
The Court Room Crowded and Many Unable to Gain Admission

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 30, 1891

Sheedy Murder Trial Begun
Monday McFarland and Mrs. Sheedy Brought Into Court

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), May 5, 1891

Sheedy Trial
Slow Progress Today by the Prosecution

Lincoln Daily Call, May 16, 1891

Sheedy's Murder
Dawning Of The Horrible Facts,

Semi Weekly State Journal, January 23, 1891 (Transcription)

Sheedy's Murder
Dawning of the Horrible Facts

Semi Weekly State Journal, January 23, 1891

Sheedy's Remains Exhumed
Physicians Hold an Autopsy on the Body of the Murdered Man

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), January 20, 1891

Sheedy's Skull in Court
Ghastly Witness Against the Accused Murderers Introduced in Court

Omaha Bee (Morning Edition), May 19, 1891

Sheedy's Wealth

Lincoln Weekly News, February 12, 1891

Shorn of Its Floral Tributes
Some Vengeful Profaner Robs John Sheedy's Grave of Its Memorial Adornm...

The Nebraska State Journal, June 1, 1891

Some Surprise
Given the Defense in the Sheedy Trial Today

Lincoln Daily Call, May 19, 1891

Somewhat Disappointing
Monday's Confession Not All Heard

The Nebraska State Journal, May 15, 1891 (Transcription)

Still a Work

Lincoln Weekly News, February 5, 1891

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