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A photographer captured the large crowd gathered in the yard of the Dawson house on the day following the murders. The home still stands.

Grim anniversary of Monmouth triple-murder trial

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The grave marker in Monmouth Cemetery for William, Charity and Georgia Dawson — all discovered murdered in their beds on Oct. 1, 1911.

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Editor and historian for Monmouth College. Avid researcher of western Illinois history for 40 years. FB and Twitter. jrankin@monmouthcollege.edu

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