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Epperly Donates Villisca Axe to Historical Society

Photo courtesy Fourth Wall Films. The murder weapon used in the 1912 Villisca, Iowa axe murders was donated in October 2006 to the Villisca Historical Society, Inc. by its long-time owner, historian Dr. Edgar V. Epperly. “On behalf of the … Continue reading

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The Odyssey of the Axe

Photograph © Fourth Wall Films. All Rights Reserved. By Dr. Edgar Epperly There was never a doubt regarding the weapon used in the Villisca axe murders.  The killer left the washed but still bloody axe leaning against the south wall … Continue reading

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