Nick Got Wired

 Posted by at 12:36 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172021
 

We’ve all seen the TV shows where a police informant is wearing a wire to get the bad guy to confess to whatever the crime of the week is. Sometimes that goes well for them, and sometimes it all blows up in their face. You never know what those darned writers are going to do. […]

The Real McCoy

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
May 072021
 

Florida has seen its share of outlaws, brigands, pirates, cutthroats, and smugglers, too. And I doubt few were as popular as Bill McCoy. Even today, old-timers who spent their life on or near the water remember hearing stories about him. Born in New York in 1877, William Frederick McCoy was the son of a man […]

Aug 252020
 

Back in the 1930s when times were hard, gangsters like John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Baby Face Nelson became folk heroes to many people who had seen their savings lost during the bank failures of the Great Depression. But not every would-be bank robber made the big time. One who failed miserably was Jack […]

Union Station

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302019
 

Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Union Station is a treasure that the citizens of the Paris of the Plains cherish for its place in history as well as its place today as the city’s centerpiece for cultural and entertainment activities. The old railroad depot has seen it all; farm kids coming to the big city for […]