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VAULT - HISTORICAL

Famed frontier lawman Seth Bullock established the first hotel in the historic mining town. Now fully renovated, the hotel is still chock-full of history, mysteries and legends.
A look into some of the personalities that created the legend of Deadwood, one of the Wild West's most infamous towns.
Joseph Rolette is often recognized as the man who kept St. Paul from losing its status as the Minnesota's capital in 1857, but his actions likely had little effect on the matter.
In the federal government's crackdown on sex trafficking in the '50s, law enforcement allied with trafficking victims, whose testimonies helped fuel the arrests of more than 100 in the Midwest.

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InForum history columnist Curt Eriksmoen concludes the story of William Jennings Gardner, a North Dakota-born football player who crossed paths with Jim Thorpe and helped take down Al Capone.
Officials called it 'the most baffling and mysterious fire cases' in the state's history. Who or what was responsible?
It's now a ghost town, yet in its heyday, everyone might have known your name in Craigville, Minnesota. But their saloons were also reportedly some of the rowdiest and most unruly in the state.
Where did Al Capone and other mobsters hunker down in in the Upper Midwest? Who was 'Creepy' Karpis? What happened in the Bohn kidnapping? All these stories and more in Best of The Vault 2022.
The legacy left from that fateful day lives on. Columnist Steve Lange tells the story.
In what was considered at the time the worst storm in 48 years, western North Dakota was bombarded with 20 inches of snow and 36 mph wind gusts.

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Linda Hazzard saw the wealthy Williamson sisters as the perfect victims for her dangerous fasting 'cure.' But when one died and the other dropped to 50 pounds, authorities started paying attention.
Few are aware of how active vigilantes were in 1880s Dakota Territory. Ron Berget's book, "Montana Stranglers in Dakota Territory," tells a largely forgotten story.
It was an almost impenetrable copper box inside a cornerstone of Trinity Lutheran Church. Members learned it was a time capsule with surprises from the past, but what did the past want to share?

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