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12 noon – Brown Bag Lunch: The Story of the Murder at Bloody Gulch with John Thiel

July 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT

You will hear Author John C. Thiel present the riveting account of his great uncle’s senseless murder in 1885. The body of seventeen-year old Frank Charles Thiel, a Bible salesman who hailed from Elgin, was found in a hastily dug grave beneath a culvert on a country road south of Dixon, Illinois, brutally murdered. John will discuss the history of the events surrounding the murder of Frank Thiel that eventually grew into a major news story and subsequent murder trial in Lee County, Illinois during the autumn and winter of 1885-86. Over 130 years after the murder the road where the body was discovered is still named “Bloody Gulch Road.”

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July 15
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CDT


Elgin History Museum
360 Park St
Elgin, Illinois
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