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Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

Great Falls (MT) Tribune Published 3GAR on March 22, 1925

“The story has, I believe, been told more than once in the newspapers …”

– The Adventure of the Engineer’s Thumb (ENGR)

When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had his stories published that would make up the Case Book of Sherlock Holmes, the stories were first printed in the United States in Colliers Weekly and in the Strand Magazine for the United Kingdom. The North American Newspaper Alliance would offer the stories to its member newspapers a few months later for publication.

Over the past several years, we have shared images and scans of newspapers that published The Adventure of the Three Garridebs.

Today, we are sharing a scan of The Great Falls (MT) Tribune of Sunday, March 22, 1925.  You can view a scan of the entire page by clicking on the picture of the page.  They used only one of Frederic Dorr Steele’s drawings to accompany the story

Data! Data! Data! – The Missing Three-Quarter

Data! Data! Data! – The Missing Three-Quarter

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It is composed of… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Missing Three-Quarter

The 17 Steps: The Missing Three-Quarter

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Missing Three-Quarter (MISS) SHERLOCK WASN’T THE ONLY ONE RUNNING IN THE STRAND “Strand postmark, and dispatched ten thirty-six,” said Holmes, reading it over and over. “Mr. Overton was evidently considerably excited when he sent it, and somewhat incoherent in consequence.” What might a young… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger (Answers)

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger (Answers)

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) So, how well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger? . Let’s see the answers to this month’s Inquisition. How well did you do on this quiz? Karen Wilson has the investiture of “A Faithful Scotchwoman” with us… Continue Reading

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

The 2018 Russian 25 Rubles “Hooray for Hollywood” Coin Featuring Cumberbatch

” A man might as well live in Russia …” – The Valley of Fear (VALL) As more and more countries learn there is easy money to be made is striking coins appealing to the fans of major pop culture stars, we are starting to see more with Sherlockian ties.. In 2018, Russia issued a series… Continue Reading

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Veiled Lodger

From Watson’s Tin Box – The Veiled Lodger

“Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, MD, Late Indian Army, painted upon the lid.” – The Problem of Thor Bridge (THOR) Watson’s Tin Box, a BSI scion that meets in Columbia, Maryland, shares a few… Continue Reading

Data! Data! Data! – The Veiled Lodger

Data! Data! Data! – The Veiled Lodger

“‘Data! Data! Data!‘ he cried impatiently. ‘I can’t make bricks without clay.’” – The Adventures of The Copper Beeches (COPP) This column is composed of material (Data!) developed for a short course called Appreciating Sherlock Holmes that I taught twice a year in the Community Education Life Enrichment Program for a local community college.  It is composed of… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger

The Inquisition – The Veiled Lodger

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) Sharpen your pencils! How well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Veiled Lodger? Some answers will be two words, with no spaces between words. Answers will be provided in another post on this site, later this month. How… Continue Reading

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

The 17 Steps: The Veiled Lodger

Seventeen thoughts for further ponderance of the case at hand – The Veiled Lodger (VEIL) FORGET THE TIN DISPATCH BOX, I’LL TAKE THIS COLLECTION! Watson writes, “There is the long row of year-books which fill a shelf, and there are the dispatch-cases filled with documents, a perfect quarry for the student not only of crime but… Continue Reading

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

The Inquisition – The Lion’s Mane (Answers)

“Now we have the Sherlock Holmes test …” –  A Scandal in Bohemia (SCAN) So, how well do you know your Canon and The Adventure of the Lion’s Mane. Let’s see the answers (in bold) to this month’s Inquisition. 1. Why is Holmes acting as his own chronicler for this adventure? Because, beyond the occasional weekend visit,… Continue Reading