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  New Orleans, Louisiana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
New Orleans was founded by the French in 1718 and has played an important role in the history of the United States.
New Orleans is well known for its Creole culture and the persistence of Voodoo practice by a few of its residents, as well as for its music, food, architecture, and spirit of celebration.
The New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal is the central rail depot, and it is served by three trains: the Crescent to New York City, the City of New Orleans to Chicago, Illinois, and the Sunset Limited from Orlando to Los Angeles.
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 Axeman of New Orleans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Axeman of New Orleans was a serial killer active in New Orleans, Louisiana (and surrounding communities, including Gretna, Louisiana), from May 1918 to October 1919.
The Axeman also seemed to draw direct inspiration from Jack the Ripper: he (or someone claiming to be the Axeman) wrote taunting letters to city newspapers hinting at his future crimes and claiming to be a supernatural demon "from Hell."
Most notoriously, on March 13, 1919, a letter purporting to be from the Axeman was published in the newspapers saying that he would kill again at 15 minutes past midnight on the night of March 19, but would spare the occupants of any place where a jazz band was playing.
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 Axeman of New Orleans
In August of the same year Joseph Romano was attacked by the Axeman.
In March of 1919 the Axeman attacked Charles Cortimiglia, his wife, and his infant daughter.
In September a young woman was found with several wounds, a bloody axe was found near her bed (she survived the attack).
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 Unsolved Serial Killings; The Axeman of New Orleans
Louisiana, New Orleans; The Axeman Of New Orleans
The legend of "The Axeman of New Orleans" is a brutal tale of savage murder and false accusations.
The Axeman seemingly disappeared after the Pepitone killing, but on December 2, 1920, a New Orleans man by the name of Joseph Mumfre was shot to death on a Los Angeles street by Pepitone's wife.
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 Cemeteries get eerie in Big Easy, land of voodoo, ghosts and jazz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NEW ORLEANS -- On a quiet October night, the back streets of the French Quarter can be an unnerving place.
Since the city was founded in 1718, the dead in New Orleans have never been content staying in the ground.
One such legend is that of the "Axeman of New Orleans," a serial killer who was reputed to have butchered 13 people with an axe between 1911 and 1919.
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 The Haunted City   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was once said that Madame Lalaurie was killed in a hunting accident in France and her body was secretly brought back to New Orleans and was buried in the St. Louis #1 cemetery.
One of the most mysterious, and still unsolved, frenzies to grip the city of New Orleans came in the early 1900’s with the arrival of the enigmatic "Axeman".
Charles Cortimiglia, wife of a grocer in Gretna, just across the river from New Orleans, awakened to find her husband struggling with a large man in dark clothing who was armed with an axe.
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 Axeman of New Orleans -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Some (Click link for more info and facts about well armed) well armed citizens sent the newspaper invitations for the Axeman to visit their houses that night and see who got killed first.
Writer Julie Smith used a fictionalized version of the Axeman events in her 1991 (A extended fictional work in prose; usually in the form of a story) novel The Axeman's Jazz.
The Axeman killings are also referred to in the short story Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz by (Click link for more info and facts about Poppy Z. Brite) Poppy Z. Brite, published in 1997.
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Superstitions around New Orleans were not uncommon, as depicted in the folklore accounts in Gumbo Ya Ya.
It was no surprise, then, when many New Orleans residents began to speak of the Axeman as a spirit, a devil in their midst, especially when one witness said they had seen him dressed in fl, wearing a fl slouch hat.
During the 1980s, when New Orleans was considered the murder capital of the country, I had hoped to write about these unsolved murders.
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 Axeman - Encyclopedia Glossary Meaning Explanation Axeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
*Most basically, an axeman is a person who wields an axe, such as a woodchopper, an executioner or a warrior of antiquity.
*Axeman is a slang term for a guitarist, "axe" in this case referring to the guitar.
*The Axeman of New Orleans was a serial killer in New Orleans circa 1918-1920.
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 Axeman of New Orleans industrial supply Axeman of New Orleans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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New Orleans A city of southeast Louisiana between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.
Founded in 1718, it became the capital of a French colony in 1722 and passed to the United
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 HorrorWeb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Axeman had already made it obvious he was still on the loose by severely injuring grocer Steve Boca and Sarah Laumann, 19, in seperate instances.
New Orleans is famous for its superstition and imagination.
The ninth was identified as a resident of New Rochelle.
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Mike Pepitone, dressed in fl, had accosted a New Orleans resident named Joseph Mumfre, stepping out from a shadowed doorway to shoot him.
He had left New Orleans right after Pepitone was killed.
Despite the number of Italian grocers whom the Axeman victimized, not all of his victims were grocers and not all Italian.
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 LeftField:The Paranormal and the Unexplained:Vampires : Le Horla : The Buffy Slayer
The Axeman had appeared in the city, ruthlessly hacking and slaughtering his victims while they slept peacefully in their beds.
On August 18, 1918, the local newspaper, the States, reported "Armed men are keeping watch over their sleeping families while police are seeking to solve the mystery of the axe attacks." On March 14, 1919, the daily New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune, received a letter from a person claiming to be the Axeman.
The Axeman was never caught and some say his spirit still lingers near the French Quarter of New Orleans listening for the sound of jazz.
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 Women Killers Of New Orleans - Everything and Anything About Women's Lives and Issues!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 All about the Axeman of New Orleans, by Katherine Ramsland - The Crime library
Andrew Maggio, a barber in the city of New Orleans, had just received his draft notice.
As Robert Tallant, a novelist and acknowledged authority on the Axeman indicates, on the morning of May 23, Jake woke up around four o'clock a.m.
New DNA evidence matches one of the former suspects -- and his identical twin.
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 Women Killers In New Orleans - Everything and Anything About Women's Lives and Issues!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The still unsolved mystery of the Axeman of New Orleans who killed his sleeping victims with an axe.
Since the New Orleans downtown terminal was taken over by law enforcement authorities, it has become the new face of justice in this devastated city.
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 Casebook: Jack the Ripper - Message Boards: New Orleans Axeman   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This killing spree in New Orleans in the early 1900's obviously has nothing to do with Jack the Ripper, but it is instructive reading.
I was especially taken by the one witness who descibed the axeman as bring almost supernatutally light on his feet in bounding his way to escape (Spring-Heeled Jack?).
I'm only a few hundred miles from New Orleans (although I don't have the time to run down there in person in the foreseeable future).
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 sounds of new orleans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Welcome to the sounds of new orleans resource section of our website.
Alan Smason, a New Orleans native active in the city's Jewish community, writes a goodbye poem to his beloved city.
The blogosphere runneth over with tidings of news about Hurricane Katrina, and I don't mean weather reports, evacuation schedules and Red Cross appeals.
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 new orleans - OneLook Dictionary Search
New Orleans : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
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 All about the Axeman of New Orleans, by Katherine Ramsland - The Crime library
Interviews with New Orleans resident and historian, Kalila Smith.
"The Axeman of New Orleans," an article sent to Kalila Smith with no identifying publication information.
Newspaper articles from the New Orleans archives from 1918-1919.
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 axeman of new orleans - OneLook Dictionary Search   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
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 Cranky Chaos: March 2004 Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
in any case, I have started the new semester, in fact, we are almost at mid term...so far I seem to be doing okie dokie......
I even found out some interesting stuff on the Axeman of New Orleans.....
I just banned a whole slew of people due to them spamming Jedi's blog (who is btw, feeling like no one likes him any more since they don't comment,....thats a hint to go visit him) and now I am having to just ban them from my control panel because now they are visiting my sites!
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 Dark Castle - opinions? - The CHUD.COM Message Boards
OK, the original movies are hardly high art, but I still prefer them to the new versions.
what they need to do is let me the axeman of new orleans direct a remake of the tingler.
Bottom line is: We could use someone to inject some new blood(pardon the pun) into the genre.
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 LeftField:The Paranormal and the Unexplained:Vampires : Le Horla : The Buffy Slayer:not to take the wind out of your ...
But there's good evidence the so-called Axeman was just a serial killer, y'know?
Though there is no proof, Wilson notes that Mumfre was in jail during the all of the Axeman's "dormant" periods (including the period from 1912-1918), and free at all times the Axeman struck.
I, too, note the phrase "there is no proof", but I see no reason to emphasize the supernatural when just plain ol' human flaws will suffice.
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 DebateGate: Forums / The Time Machine / October 27, 1919 - Axeman of New Orleans claims last victim
In my neverending search for obscure items of interest (which, for those of you who may have wondered, is why I include the Rotten list in the daily post), I came across this one in the Scopes reference for today's post.
We've all heard of Jack the Ripper, the Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy, and many other serial killers, but this is the first time I had ever heard of the Axeman of New Orleans.
Surprisingly, there is quite a bit of information available about it.
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