Monthly Archives: May 2012

Blonger Day, Belated

Now that Scott has had his say, I’d like to add my two bits. In past years (though I missed last year) I’ve taken this opportunity to review the finds of the preceding twelve months, and talk a bit about the future. Back to it. Good Old Mountain Dew In 2011 I got my first taste of McCulloch’s Mountain Dew… (more…)

Beehive Ranch

Speaking of Lou’s cherry orchard, the Beehive Ranch, here’s Lou outstanding in his field in 1917: This picture of Lou seems to have made other appearances over the years. You decide:  

Amy Reading on HuffPost

Amy has an article on huffingtonpost.com about great American con men, including Lou…

Mystery Mary

Of the Blonger graves listed on Find-a-Grave, that of Mary (Mollie/Mattie) M. Blonger remains a mystery. We’re not sure who she is, but it’s tempting to think this might be the Mollie Blonger accused of running a brothel in Albuquerque in 1888, just a few days after hooker Kitty Blonger killed Charles Hill in Peach Springs, Arizona. We assume Mollie… (more…)

Desperately Seeking Sam

Do you have an eye for detail? Then you might like this puzzler. We recently discovered Sam Blonger’s gravesite online, thanks to these photos from Scotti McCarthy. From her Find-a-Grave post, we know that Sam is buried in Section 20 of Riverside Cemetery. I think it will be easy enough to find Sam’s grave when we visit it in person… (more…)