This blog contains history, photos, etc. related to Idaho from the late 1800's/early 1900's. My mother, Brenda Steunenberg Richards, was born in ID. Much of it pertains to the assassination of my great grandfather, Gov. Frank Steunenberg, the trial of Bill Haywood & grew out of the 100 year commemorations of those events. Along the way I toss in a bit of the Wild West, old guns, radios, military, etc. Your comments are welcomed. If using my images, please just ASK. Thank you.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Song's Performed by Bona Fide with John Larsen at the Premeire of Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century.
Above is the Bona Fide Program from the premiere of Assassination: Idaho's Trial of the Century. I vaguely remember belting out a few bars (or maybe that was in a few bars) of "Cigarettes, Whiskey and Wild Wild Women"...maybe something similar to that last tune on the list..."While Away From Whiskey, Wild Women & Beer"? Long, long ago. Interesting that the Warden was able to make it a misdemeanor to sing that song. A lot of guilty folks after the sing along at the premiere. Click image to enlarge.
That's my Lyda checking out Lyda's place at the Idaho Pen. Actually daughter Caley (kay-lee), June 2005. We know Lyda and Harry Orchard were friends at the pen. Check in the right hand column under "Historical Music" for more info and a couple of playable tracks.