Clyde and Buck

On the bus tour I previously mentioned, we got the chance to go into some normally-closed areas around town. This is one of them, the final resting place of Buck and Clyde Barrow. Loving history today. #cemetery #gravestone #graveyard #clyde #bonnieandclyde #sdhlfb A post shared by Shannon D Wells (@shannondwells) on Mar 19, 2016 at […]

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Devil’s Back Porch

    Last year I did a history/drinking on a bus tour of Dallas (although, sadly, I couldn’t partake, being pregnant). It hit a lot of random spots, and I believe the woman who led it leads private tours that highlight Bonnie and Clyde, if you’re ever in the area and interested. I’ll add a […]

Editing things

So much editing/rewriting. I think I found the story, though. Just took a bit of digging 🤓 #amediting #writersofinsta (This update was posted from Instagram. You can find me there at shannondwells, or by clicking on the link in my sidebar) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2uJEQwX

What are you reading?

Here’s some hints on some upcoming stories. What’s you’r favorite history book you’re into right now? #currentlyreading #history #historylover #historymystery (This update is via my Instagram account, you can follow me there at shannondwells, or find the link in my sidebar.) via Instagram http://ift.tt/2tUnKc5

Back to business

It’s been a while since I’ve been here, but I’m going to be showing up here more now, and finishing the three stories/books I’ve got knocking around hopefully by fall.  Until we meet again, have a look at my interruption –  Where I've been. #sleepthief A post shared by Shannon D Wells (@shannondwells) on May […]

Book Recommend – Lost Recipes of Prohibition

If you follow my Instagram or Facebook page (and why not?), maybe you remember this picture I posted a while back: Catching up on some reading. If you like history, old books or cocktails, you'll love Lost Recipes of Prohibition, A Bootlegger's Manual. #prohibition #speakeasy #bootleggers #history #dirtythirties #lfb #reading #librarybook A post shared by […]

The Boyd House – Sears Kit Homes

In The Case of Bonnie & Clyde in Rome, Laurel and the boys visit Widow Boyd in her very austere Sears kit house. Sears (then Sears and Roebuck) was a revolutionary business in their time, and kit houses were just one of the ways they changed commerce. The Boyd house model is shown below. From […]

Women Detectives?

Part of why Laurel is so compelling to me is that she’s doing a job that’s unusual for a woman today, but was downright revolutionary in her time. In fact, it’s been suggested the idea might be far fetched. Besides the fact that Laurel is based on a real person, I thought you might enjoy […]

Dallas Heritage Village Sunday Social 

This past Sunday, the Dallas Heritage Village hosted the third annual Sunday Social, a jazz   Unfortunately I couldn’t go this year, some dear friends were in town and we had scheduled a brunch and naptime takes the rest. Here’s what we all missed by not being there. Dancing lessons Is this the origin of […]