Notorious People and Places

The people and places that live on in our memories - not for good reasons but because of how they shocked and saddened us all. Images of serial killers, mass murderers, despots and dictators, prisons, and the victims of these horrors. These people & places live on in infamy in our history.
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There are the notorious killers: The Zodiac Killer, Ted Bundy, Jack the Ripper, Andrei Chikatilo, Charles Edmund Cullen, Dennis Raider, the BTK Murderer, Aileen Wuornos, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson . . . Unfortunately, the list goes on and on. Then there are the notorious robbers: Bonnie and Clyde, Ma Barker, John Dillinger, Jesse James, Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd . . . Again, it's a long list. Of course, there are those who belonged to organized crime and street gangs: Sammy the Bull Gravano, “Mad Sam” DeStefano, Thomas “Tommy Karate” Pitera, Joseph “The Animal” Barboza, Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinksi, Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán, Pablo Escobar . . . and once again, the names go on and on.

Then there are places that live in infamy: the Lawrence Massacre, the My Lai Massacre, Sobibór,, Treblinka, Auschwitz–Birkenau, the Cambodian Killing Fields, the World Trade Center . . . too many places, throughout history, have been the places of mass torture and killings. And we can't forget the prisons that held them all - if they were captured, not killed.

In each of these notorious people and places, there have been uncounted victims. The victims should be remembered more than the perpetrators and so, within these pages, we show the faces of those who have victimized others but we present as well the victims' faces - some are heartbreaking. Some say that history must be remembered in order to not repeat it. So let's remember!

From notorious criminals and prisons to the children who lost their lives in the Holocaust, these are the photos of those who live on in our minds and hearts.
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Fritz was a German journalist who stood against the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. He was sadly murdered at Dachau Concentration camp on June 30, 1934 during the "Night of The Long Knives".
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Feb 15, 1883 - 1934
Added Aug 1, 2017 by: Alyssa McIntosh
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A photo of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini riding in a car (probably a military parade) in Germany circa June 1940. Hitler and Mussolini were allies in World War Two. How could people who were in charge of such atrocities look so happy and content? Photo courtesy of the National Archives
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1883 - Apr 28, 1945
A photo of a chain gang in 1898.
Added Jan 10, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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Catherine O'Neill, mug shot, facing front and to her left
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Unknown - Unknown
Mrs. Martine, a suffragette who was in prison
Added Jan 7, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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Adam Worth (1844–January 8, 1902) was nicknamed him "the Napoleon of the criminal world". He was a bounty jumper who enlisted in various regiments with assumed names, received his pay, engaged in a bit of action and then deserted. After the Civil War, he became a pickpocket in New York. He eventually founded his own gang of pickpockets and subsequently began to organize robberies and heists. He was caught stealing the cash box of an Adams Express wagon and sentenced to three years in Sing Sing, escaping a couple of weeks later and resuming his criminal career. Worth began to work for the prominent fence and criminal organizer Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum. With her help he expanded into bank and store robberies around 1866 and eventually began to plan his own heists. In 1869, he helped Marm break safecracker Charley Bullard out of the White Plains Jail through a tunnel. With Bullard, Worth robbed the vault of the Boylston National Bank in Boston on November 20, 1869, again through a tunnel, this time from a neighboring shop. The bank alerted the Pinkertons who tracked the shipment of trunks Worth and Bullard had used to ship the loot to New York. Worth then decided to move to Europe with Bullard. Quite the career!! Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, from the Pinkerton files.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 15, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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J.B. Black, who was arrested for forgery ("bogus checks")- his mug shot. In the early 1900's, it was common for those who were arrested to be held by the police while being photographed. (Black is being forcefully held by his hair.) Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Photoprint by the Cincinnati Police Dept.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 15, 2011 by: Kathy Pinna
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The Shadow Kingpin of New York who operated a particularly deadly drug ring focused in South Bronx.
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Oct 24, 1957 - Mar 26, 1999
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This photo appeared in the newspaper article featured in The Cincinnati Enquirer on April 26 2007 detailing the death of Keisha R. Hogan by murderer Roosevelt McDonald.
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Jan 16, 1973 - Apr 24, 2007
Added Sep 16 by: Daniel Pinna
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Mugshot photo of Stephanie Hudnall who with her 19 year old daughter Guenevere killed her husband.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 13 by: Daniel Pinna
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The Mug shot of Guinevere Hudnall after being arrested for killing her father with her mother's assistance at age 19.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Sep 13 by: Daniel Pinna
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Associated Press release photo. This photo was also used in the Paris News newspaper on November 5, 1956. I am posting that as well.
A Colorized photo of Billy The Kid after it shows him to be right-handed
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c. 1859 - Jul 14, 1881
Added Sep 9 by: Johnny Duke
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Frank Abagnale Jr. interviewed by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show in the 1970s.
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Apr 27, 1948 - Unknown
Published in The News Port Arthur Texas newspaper Frank (age 28) & Kelly Abagnale.
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Apr 27, 1948 - Unknown
The U.S. has had a long legal discussion about the death penalty. This is a photo of a portable electric chair that was transported from place to place to kill those convicted of crimes and sentenced to death. I believe this photo might have been taken in the 1940's Mississippi.
Added Jul 25 by: Daniel Pinna
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This is a photo of John Abner Mathis aKa Floyd Gray Horse added by Danny Bailey on June 14, 2020.
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1875 - Unknown
Added Jun 14 by: Danny Bailey
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Back of photo: Bank Holdup at Gilman 11:15am August 21, 1934
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1912 - Unknown
Eva Braun, companion to Adolf Hitler, walking her dog at the Berghof - Adolf's home in Obersalzberg in 1942.
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Feb 6, 1912 - Apr 30, 1945
Added Apr 30 by: Daniel Pinna
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Thanks to DNA evidence and common sense Bruce Lindahl has been identified as the murderer of at least four individuals in 2019, 38 years after his death. Bruce died while stabbing a male victim to death by accidentally stabbing his own artery.
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Jan 29, 1953 - April 1981
Added Jan 13 by: Daniel Pinna
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Bruce Lindahl was successfully identified in 2019 thanks to DNA & genealogy evidence as the murderer of a 16 year old teenager from Chicago in 1981.
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Jan 29, 1953 - April 1981
Added Jan 13 by: Daniel Pinna
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Police photo of Robert J Hathaway who murdered his childhood friend's mother, Priscilla Strole when he was 17 on August 31, 1983. DNA evidence found Robert to be the criminal 31 years later. Robert hung himself a few days after being identified by the police.
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Mar 11, 1966 - Mar 4, 2014
Added Dec 22, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
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Loy Harrison (far left) showing Sheriff J.M. Bond (center) of Oconee County and Coroner W.T. Brown (right) of Walton County, where four people were slain near Monroe, Georgia., on July 26, 1946. Two black couples (Roger & Dorothy Malcom, and George & Mae Murrary Dorsey) who were sharecroppers were being driven along a rural road in the summer of 1946 when they were lynched by a mob along the Apalachee River approx. 50 miles east of Atlanta.Over 100 people testified before a grand jury at Moore's Ford Bridge in Walton County but no one was ever indicted. This case recently came to light with Anthony Pitch's 2016 book "The Last Lynching: How a Gruesome Mass Murder Rocked a Small Georgia Town". Anthony has petitioned for the transcripts from the grand jury proceedings and a federal judge in 2017 ordered the records unsealed, but the U.S. Department of Justice appealed arguing that grand jury proceedings are secret and should remain sealed. Ironic, Pitch died two weeks after the announcement that the case would be reheard at the age of 80.
People in this photo:
Aug 2, 1892 - November 1964
Added Oct 22, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
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A photo of Howard B Elkins - murderer of his lover Reyna Angélica Marroquín
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Jun 20, 1929 - Sep 10, 1999
Added Oct 8, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
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Reyna Angélica Marroquín (1941–1969) was murdered by her lover Howard B. Elkins shortly after Howard's wife discovered the extramarital affair. She died in 1969 and her body was found in a barrel in 1999, 30 years after the crime.
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Jun 20, 1929 - Sep 10, 1999
Added Oct 8, 2019 by: Daniel Pinna
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A photo of Robert J. Toomes he shot and killed robbing someone. He was only 18
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1918 - Jan 15, 1936
Added Aug 25, 2018 by: Jodie Overbaugh
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Taken in the late 1860's or early 1870's at the West Riding Lunatic Asylum located in West Yorkshire England in a city called Wakefield. It is unknown what this patient might have suffered from at the time. Up through the 1900s people suffering from mental conditions were often restrained using apparatus such as this in asylums both in European and USA..
A photo of Gumesindo Buchignani
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Feb 14, 1877 - November 1967
Added Feb 11, 2018 by: Gwen Kubberness
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A photo of a wanted poster for the Zodiac Killer in 1968 San Francisco.
Added Jan 17, 2018 by: Kathy Pinna
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The mugshot of Ralph Bayless. A while back I bought this photo on Ebay as a novelty. I was struck by the subject, as well as the excellent quality of the image, so clear and sharp. I set about to reconnect this image with the family of the subject, Mr. Bayless. I created a public tree at ancestry for him with all the information that I could find. Seems like he had a pretty rough life. If anyone has a family connection to Mr. Bayless, I'm happy to send you the original. Ralph Bayless born 1 MAY 1886, Fort Wayne, IN; died 26 MAY 1937, Fort Wayne, IN. Parents were Absalom Bayless and Mary Feasey. It looks like he had 2 children with his wife Agnes Coolican: Thomas Joseph (1920 - 1910, Littleton, Colorado) and Marzetta Agnes Bayless (born about 1925, married Ray McKinley Scott in Alabama). The rest is in my public tree at Ancestry, titled Bayless Family Tree.
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May 1, 1886 - May 26, 1937
Added Jan 7, 2018 by: Mitchell Lasco
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A photo of a Nazi propaganda poster during World War 2. It reads - in German - "The leader of the youth". Hitler made a concerted effort to recruit German children into the Hitler Youth - the party line being that it was patriotic to serve the country by spying on the enemy as well as their parents.
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Apr 20, 1889 - Apr 30, 1945
Added Nov 30, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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A 1942 anti-Hitler/Nazi propaganda poster - showing the "insane thoughts" within Hitler's head. Scary!
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Apr 20, 1889 - Apr 30, 1945
Added Nov 30, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H. H. Holmes, who was the first known serial killer in the US. He confessed to 27 murders but only 9 could be confirmed. He was also a con man and a bigamist. His crime spree went on for years even though he died at age 34 - killings, arson, insurance fraud, bigamy - until the Pinkerton Agency tracked him down in Boston on November 17, 1894. He was held on a horse theft charge from Texas. In October of 1895, Holmes was convicted of the murder of one man and sentenced to death. It was after the trial that he confessed to 27 murders - he was paid $7,500 (worth $216,000 today) by the Hearst newspapers in exchange for his confession so, of course, the confession was suspect. On May 7, 1896, he was hung in Philadelphia - twitching for over 15 minutes before being pronounced dead 20 minutes after the trap had been sprung. Movies, books, and tv shows about Holmes continue to be made - all of them speculative because of Holmes' lack of ability to tell the truth.
People in this photo:
May 16, 1861 - May 7, 1896
Added Jul 11, 2017 by: Kathy Pinna
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These outlaws were part of the Dalton Gang that was wiped out in Coffeyville Kansas on October 5th 1892 during their daylight robbery of two banks. The Dalton Gang was notoriously famous in Oklahoma for holding up trains and many murders. They successfully evaded authorities for a year and a half which led to a bit too much self confidence. On October 5th 1892 they attempted a daylight robbery of the First National and Condon Banks in their old hometown of Coffeyville at the same time. Two of the Dalton brothers-Bob and Emmett-headed for the First National, while Grat Dalton led Dick Broadwell and Bill Powers in to the Condon Bank. One of the townspeople recognized a member of the gang, and while the gang split up to rob both of the banks the townspeople surrounded both banks at the front & back entrances and shot them as they attempted to escape. Every member except for Emmett Dalton was shot and killed. Emmett was wounded and sentenced to life in prison but after 14 years he won parole. He eventually landed a role as a screenwriter in Hollywood, CA leveraging his experience in the Wild West. He died at the age of 66 in 1937. Outlaws were shot and killed in the Old West then put on display as a sort of 'crime deterrent'. Taking photographs of dead outlaws was a common practice: My own great-grandfather, whose father was a Marshall, had many of these types of photos in his family album.
Added Jul 7, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
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A photo of Reuben Houston Burrow, a well-known train robber in the U.S. South and Southwest. Like Butch Cassidy and his gang, he was hunted by the Pinkerton Detective Agency. He was captured in 1890 and shot while trying to escape. His body was viewed by thousands while on his way to be buried.
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Dec 11, 1854 - Oct 9, 1890
Added Jul 7, 2016 by: Kathy Pinna
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Henry Kanabus. Photo taken by Mike Tappin at a Reading at The Body Politic on Lincoln AV in Chicago.
Added Jan 6, 2016 by: Nick Walker
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New Jersey Pharmaceutical lab Victims: This is Elanor Rebecca Berry Maine and youngest daughter Goldie born 28 Oct 1913 in Arriba, Lincoln, Colorado. They died within four days of each other in 1915 from the Cholera Epidemic that was developed in a New Jersey Pharmaceutical lab and released into the public. Testimony showed it was done to enhance the medical industry profits.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jun 20, 2013 by: Phillip Maine
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This is a photo of Avery Main and wife Ellen Rebecca Berry Maine with first born Omar Maine. Ellen died from the 1915 Cholera Epidemic that was the first contagion made in a Laboratory and released to the public to enhance medical income. Proven fact!
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Jun 20, 2013 by: Phillip Maine
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AZO, Real Photo Postcard of former prisoner William Glyndon and his Attorney, F.A. Heald, taken on the Penitentiary grounds following his pardon by the Governor of Iowa in 1909. Convicted of murder in 1878, Glyndon served 31 years behind bars before his sentence was exonerated due to 'circumstantial evidence'. Prior to his conviction, Glyndon served as a sharpshooter for the Ohio infantry during the Civil War.
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Unknown - Unknown
Felix Whitworth (here in 1857) was my GGGGrandfather, was a moonshiner in Missouri, shot a revenuer through the heart, made the NY Times in 1870 and ran off with a women other than his wife. Was caught, then escaped jail through a hole he and two other cellmates made in the jail wall and escaped, never to be seen again
People in this photo:
Unknown - Unknown
Added Nov 25, 2012 by: Kim Groff
Kim Groff
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James E. Fluegal 1916-1970, 1940 census, San Quentin in California.
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Oct 20, 1916 - November 1970
Added Aug 17, 2012 by: Seara Louviere
Seara Louviere
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Chantel Blunk, holding her 2 year old son Max, who received his father's Flag. Jonathan Thomas Blunk was a victim in the Colorado shooting at the Batman premiere. He is also a cousin of mine.
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Unknown - Unknown
Added Aug 6, 2012 by: Chasity Conley
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The Hatfield McCoy feud lasted from 1863 until 1891 in West Virginia and Kentucky between two of the most infamous U.S. families; the Hatfields & the McCoys. The Hatfield family was led by William Anderson Hatfield, nicknamed the "Devil Anse", and Randolph McCoy, aka "Ole Ran'l", led the McCoy family which emigrated from Ireland. The decades long family feud between the 'haves' (the Hatfields) and the 'have-nots' (the McCoys) began when Asa Harmon McCoy was murdered by "Devil Anse" Hatfield on January 7th, 1865. "Devil Anse" was evidently extremely upset that Asa had fought for the Union during the U.S. Civil War as the Harfield family had predominately fought for the Confederacy. Photo of the Hatfield family clan taken in 1897. Top row, from left to right: Rosa Lee Hatfield (daughter of Anderson), Detroit 'Troy' Hatfield (son of Anderson), Betty Hatfield (Caldwell) (daughter of Anderson), Elias Hatfield (son of Anderson), Tom Chafin (nephew of William Anderson), Joe D. Hatfield (son of William Anderson), Ock Damron, Shephard Hatfield (son of Cap), Levicy Emma Hatfield (daughter of Cap), and Bill Border (store clerk). Second row, from left to right: Mrs. Mary Hensley-Simpkins-Howes (daughter of Anderson) with daughter Vici Simpkins, William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield, Levicy Chafin Hatfield (wife of Anderson), Nancy Elizabeth Hatfield (wife of Cap) with son Robert Elliott Hatfield, Louise Hatfield (daughter of Cap), Cap Hatfield, and Coleman Hatfield (son of Cap) Front row, from left to right: Tennyson 'Tennis' Hatfield (son of Anderson), Levicy Hatfield (daughter of Johnse), Willis Hatfield (son of Anderson), and 'Watch' or 'Yellow Watch' ('Devil Anse's' coon and bear dog)
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Unknown - Unknown
Added May 29, 2012 by: Daniel Pinna
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A photo of Etta Mae (Waid) Miller taken in Ingham County, Michigan 1928. This is an article about her that said that she had just been convicted for the 4th time of selling liquor and may be sent to prison for life.
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May 5, 1880 - Jun 8, 1955
Susannah North, Executed for witchcraft in 1692. My 11th Great Grandmother
People in this photo:
Sep 30, 1621 - Jul 19, 1692
Added Jan 21, 2012 by: C C
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This is a photo of Debtors' Prison, Accomac, Accomac County, Virginia added by Ancient Faces on January 11, 2012.
Added Jan 11, 2012 by: Ancient Faces
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