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Dr. Van Patten shoots at laundry thief, St. Charles, Ill., 1880
Posted by: kay (ID *****5332) Date: January 30, 2008 at 19:14:40
In Reply to: Louis van Patten's terrier, St. Charles, Ill., 1881 by kay of 33

St. Charles (Illinois) Review, Jan. 10, 1880
Local Matters
Thursday night between twelve and one o'clock Dr. Louis Van Patten discovered some one engaged in removing the wash from his clothes line. He fired two shots with a revolver at the disturber (of his dreams and night-shirts), who quickly vanished in the cimmerian darkness.
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This newspaper item posted as a courtesy. I am not related to nor researching this family and have no further information.


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