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The Daily Boomerang (Laramie, Wyoming), March 19, 1890. Judging from the sources I’m looking at, the deadly bite of the blue gum negro was a leading cause of death in the rural South at the turn of the century. You’d be better off eating mince in the shade of a upas tree than tangling with a BGN.

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2 Comments

  1. This was news in Laramie? Somehow I find that perplexing.

    • Because you expect the good folks there to be up to speed on tropes of intolerance and bigotry?


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