1855 – The Funeral of Bill “The Butcher” Poole

An audio reading of the 1855 newspaper article about Bill’s funeral. Each town loves its villains and this is creepy, yet sad… with great visuals and tone. Re: Gangs of New York.

Soon, I will post another audio news article describing his street fight with John Morrissey down at the Amos St. pier, sort of a Victorian MMA match. Bill rowed in on a wooden boat, and afterwards departed in the same fashion… and was victorious. He is classic.

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