[Ads-l] "Bullshit" ca1879

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Thu Aug 17 16:04:58 EDT 2017


On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 12:46 PM, Ben Zimmer <bgzimmer at gmail.com> wrote:
[...]

> In 1881, the Las Vegas Daily Optic gave his name as "Bull Shank Jack" and
> several other papers followed suit.
>
> ---
> The Times (Philadelphia, Pa.), May 2, 1881, p. 4, col. 2
> "Slap Jack Bill," "Fly Speck Sam" and "Bull Shank Jack" all came to Las
> Vegas about the time the railroad got here, and were soon run in the quay
> on the charge of train and coach robbery.
> https://www.newspapers.com/image/53107273/
> ---
>
> (Can't find the original version of this in the Optic -- the OCR for it on
> NewspaperArchive is pretty terrible.)
>

Here's the original article with "Bull Shank Jack," which was widely
circulated:

"The Fellows With Names," Las Vegas (N.M.) Daily Optic, Apr. 21, 1881, p.
1, col. 1-2

https://newspaperarchive.com/ben-zimmer-crime-clipping-apr-21-1881-364925/
https://newspaperarchive.com/las-vegas-daily-optic-apr-21-1881-p-1/

--bgz

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