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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

In Pursuit of Pariahs

The Globe and Mail has an interesting piece on disreputable ancestors and the descendants who love them (including fellow bloggers Megan Smolenyak and Leland Meitzler).

[T]he pariah status of the black sheep is undergoing an image makeover. Last month, when an Alberta film crew announced plans to determine the identity of the notorious Mad Trapper of Rat River, a half-dozen families came forward claiming the legendary cop killer as kin after 75 years of silence. [Link]

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