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    • John Patric's Headstone

    • Cemeteries, Gravestones
    • This photograph shows the headstone for John Patric, whose remains are buried in the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery in Snohomish. The inscription, "A Little Eccentric, But Justified," is a printer's pun that refers to Patric's life-long...
    • Free Press Volume III Number 88

    • Neighbors, Snohomish (Wash.) -- History, Tobacco, Tobacco--Taxation, Political satire, American, Political candidates, Political ballads and songs,
    • John Patric discusses his relationship with his neighbor, Patrick Moore, who is an avid gardener. While Patric was in the Snohomish County Jail, Moore grew tobacco for Patric's use. Upon release, Patric attempted to get himself arrested again by...
    • "Hobo Years" Chapter 08

    • Snohomish (Wash.) -- History
    • In chapter eight Patric and his friends go fishing for trout in a nearby creek. After finishing for the day, the group goes to a 'cave' under Second Street to cook their fish. Patric tells of the group's initial discovery the cave. Patric also...
    • "Hobo Years" Chapter 09

    • Snohomish (Wash.) -- History
    • In chapter nine Patric tells about what a scam the Content turned out to be for the Lord Chesterfield school. Patric also relates the end of his dealings with the tobacco company's coupons. Confusingly, this draft offers two completely different...
    • John Patric Found Sane

    • Mental health, Mental health courts, Mental health laws--United States, Mentally ill--Commitment and detention
    • Newspaper clipping from the Everett Herald covering the verdict in John Patric's sanity trial.
    • Autumn Porch

    • Snohomish (Wash.) -- History
    • John Patric stands on a porch talking to a young woman. This possibly depicts Franchon, Patric's love interest described in chapter six of "Hobo Years."
    • Nocturnal Rail Yard Scene

    • Snohomish (Wash.) -- History, Homeless persons
    • This illustration possibly depicts a young John Patric attempting to allude a rail yard "bull," or railroad police. It is likely that this illustration was intended to be included in Patric's memoir, "Hobo Years."
    • Free Press Volume III Number 53

    • Snohomish (Wash.) -- History, Law enforcement, Authors
    • Patric alleges that he was beaten twice by Snohomish Police officers; no charges were filed. On the occasion of the second beating, Patric's writing and printing equipment is vandalized.

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