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       This is the place for readers to find the stories about both Jonathan Raines, a tough detective in Detroit during the 1930s, and equally rugged West Texas lawman Johnny Madrid, plus other memorable  characters in novels featuring a variety of historical settings. 

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Pecos Moon By Tim Younkman
If I Die Again By Tim Younkman
Detroit 32 By Tim Younkman

My Times

Just Yesterday

   History is a great illuminator, so looking back provides some perspective in setting the course ahead. 

   The latest terror acts have again frightened and angered the public, and yet Congress is doing its usual soft-shoe in avoiding anything of importance—and yet they continue to accept their salaries.  It’s nothing new.  Terror acts against the innocent is a human trait and has been going on since one group of humans learned to turn tools into weapons against another.

   The tactics of terror in our own land began even before there was a country.  The Sons of Liberty, the Boston Tea Party, and the hit-and-run ambush by colonials against the Redcoats were all considered terrorist acts by those at the receiving end.  We look back and consider them patriotic and heroic.

   So, one group’s terrorist is another group’s freedom fighter.

    Night riding, hooded killers in the South after the Civil War and through more than half of the 20th Century terrorized black residents, burning down houses, shooting and lynching men and women, just to make a point on white supremacy.

   In the 1960s, there was a wave of terror bombings by the extreme leftist groups such as the Weather Underground or the Baader-Meinhof Gang, and by the Ku Klux Klan and affiliates on the right. 

   By far, some of the most violent and extreme terrorists were known collectively as the Galleanists.  Never heard of them? 

   They cropped up in America in the latter part of the 19th century and continued into the 1920s, shaping the way people thought of all sorts of issues from personal safety to immigration to politics.  And the more actions they took by way of bombings and assassinations, the worse the reaction.

  These anarchists were followers of Luigi Galleani, a life-long anarchist who was wanted in several countries including Italy and Switzerland and was deported from France for his disruptive activities.  He was arrested in Italy and sentenced to five years in an island prison from which he escaped to Egypt, then to London, and finally the United States.


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   There was a time when people did not clog the highways bumper-to-bumper on the 4th of July Holidays.

    That was all before the automobile and if a family wanted to go on an outing for the day, preferably somewhere cool and fun, there was the beach.

   Wenona Beach, on the Saginaw Bay just north of West Bay City, was the destination of many, although it promised to be crowded.  One could get there by horse-drawn buggy, but then there was the problem of keeping the horse tied up, fed, and watered. 

   The best thing was the street railway which brought people to the park on regular runs throughout the holiday.

   But how about for those folks who wanted to avoid that huge crowd?  Well, there was Linwood Park.  Since promoters didn’t want to compete with Wenona Beach on the Fourth, the Linwood Park celebration would be on the Fifth.

    Wenona Beach Casino advertised two stage play renditions of “Wanted A Wife” and “A Trip on the Races,”  performed by the Morris-Thurston Stock Company.  The ad also advised folks that there would be motorboat races and 4th of July fireworks.

    Linwood Beach promotions pointed out  that the real enjoyment, minus the hubbub of all the rides and games at the big park could be had at Linwood Park.

   Special railroad trains would make runs from the Pere Marquette station in Bay City at 8:30 a.m., 9:40 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. and trains would return at 10:58 a.m., 4:25 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m.

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