razy Stupid Soap
The story of Soapy Smith
Comedian Ari Mannis joins the comedy duo of Rich Slaton and Jon Shefsky of the growing podcast show CRIME in Crazy Stupid Soap: the story of Soapy Smith. This is an uncensored show so be prepared for raunchy language as these funny and knowledgeable comedians riff through the notorious crime story of Soapy Smith. The vulgarity may offend some, while others will find it hilarious. The good news is that the story they tell is well researched and complete, so if you can handle x-rated humor then you will enjoy this 1-1/2 hour broadcast very much!
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Never reckoning the cost of his actions, Jeff throughout his life was guided by circumstance. An opportunist who rarely planned, he was swift to grab at life’s offerings and make the most of them through shrewdness and cunning.
—Alias Soapy Smith, p. 16
1775: The first abolitionist society in the U.S. is organized in Philadelphia with Ben Franklin as president.
1828: The first edition of Noah Webster's dictionary is published under the name American Dictionary of the English Language.
1860: The first Pony Express rider arrives in San Francisco with mail originating in St. Joseph, Missouri.
1865: President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the following day.
1873: The “Easter Blizzard,” a three-day storm kills many settlers in Kansas, Nebraska and southern Dakota Territory.
1874: Alferd Packer, the lone survivor of the Packer party, makes it to the Los Pinos Indian Agency, near Sagauche, Colorado Territory. Packer told a story of men quarreling and killing each other and of eating human flesh to survive.
1884: Bob Cahill kills outlaw Buck Linn in El Paso, Texas, over a misunderstanding that Cahill had killed Bill Raynard, a partner of Linn’s. Linn came crashing into the gambling hall firing four poorly aimed shots. Cahill's first shot went through Linn’s stomach and shattered his spinal column and the second lodged in Linn's heart.
1894: First public showing of Thomas Edison's kinetoscope.
1902: James Cash Penney opens his first retail store in Kemmerer, Wyoming. It is called the Golden Rule Store. Later stores would be become J. C. Penney.