Who is Addie to Me?

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked is, “How are you related to Addie?” When I gave my talk in Lake Mills on September 4th, I explained this in some detail, and perhaps it’d be a good idea to do that here, as well. My great-great...

The Five Reasons

Addie’s story has been picking up steam and gaining a wider audience. This ustream video – a recording of a talk I gave in Lake Mills – has had more than 700 hits (as of September 28, 2011).¬† In the last month, more than 7,000 people have come to my...

The Murder of Addie Hoyt Fargo

On June 19, 1901, 29-year-old Addie Hoyt Fargo – a beautiful, intelligent, gregarious young woman – was allegedly shot and killed by Enoch Fargo, her wealthy, powerful, 51-year-old husband. But Enoch was never punished for this crime. According to local...

Addie and Annie: The Hoyt Sisters

My adventure into this Addie Hoyt story began with an ending: My father’s. June 10, 2011, my father passed on. He was 91 years old. Three days later, I was cleaning out the apartment at my late father’s assisted living facility and found a book of old...