True Crime: Thunder Over the Prairie
The Wild West was just that: Wild. It had a culture of violence, disease, and outlaws. Although it has been speculated that the Wild West wasn't as crazy as modern movies today have made it seem, adults living in the Wild West had 1 in 61 chance of getting murdered.
One notable murder during this time was that of Dora Hand. Dora lived in Dodge City and was a good girl by day, and a bad girl by might. One biographer described her as the following:
No matter how you look at it, Dora was a captivating woman whose allure had caused up to twelve deaths among men vying for her attention. Ironically this is what led to her own demise. Two men were fighting for her attention, they were James Kelley and James Kenedy. Kenedy rode up to Kelley's house in the dead of night and shot through his window before riding off. His "drive by" shooting was a successful murder, but not of the right person since his intended victim (Kelley) was not home. His bullets had soared past Kelley's bed and through a partition to where his beloved Dora was sleeping.
Image the chaos that ensured between the two men after that! In Chris Enss' Book Thunder Over the Prairie, she talk about this insane real life murder. Find out more on this week's podcast and comment below! What you do you about this murder?
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