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Creffield and the Holy Rollers made page one headlines from 1903 to 1907. When I was researching Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon’s Love Cult I spent months transcribing hundreds of articles. I’m not sure why I was so obsessive. Maybe it was my way of immersing my self into a cult without joining one. Anyway, I’m posting them all for those who are really interested in the story, or are interested the history of journalism, or are interested in how a scandalous story played out in the "media" in a by gone era. Since I no doubt made typos and unconsciously corrected papers' typos, these web pages should not be cited in anything serious (e.g. your dissertation). For such projects they should only be used as starting points and you should refer to the original sources. If you want a shorter version of the story, buy my book. Enjoy.

May 16, 1906: Holy Rollers Starving Near Heceta Head

Heceta Head LighthouseHEADLINES IN DIFFERENT PAPERS FOR THE SAME ARTICLE

Morning Oregonian (Portland) 5/16/1906 p1
Starving Near Heceta Head
Five Women Followers of the Notorious Creffield in a Pitiable Plight. Subsist on Shell Fish. Were Told to Stay Till He Returned and Are Afraid to Disobey the ‘Second Messiah,’ Whom They Believe Living.

Seattle Daily Times 5/16/1906 p4
Creffield Said To Stay
Five Women, Followers of the Second Messiah, Are Found on the Beach in Oregon Awaiting His Return. Are Living on Crabs and Mussels and Are in Grave Danger of Starvation Unless Soon Rescued.

Corvallis Times 5/18/1906 p1
Nearly Starved
Deluded Women of the Holy Roller Persuasion in a Sad Plight. Discovered by George Hodges, a Timber Cruiser--Women Subsist on Shell Fish--Tells of Their Delusion--Other News.

PORTLAND, Or., Wednesday, May 16.
Five women and a tiny little baby, emaciated, worn out and haggard, and with hardly enough clothing to cover themselves were discovered last Saturday on the beach in the vicinity of Heceta Head by George Hodges, a timber-cruiser, of Salado, this state, who was forcing his way through the rough country to inspect some timber. The women has subsisted on crabs and mussels for days and were in a pitiful plight. Mr. Hodges supplied them with some sea biscuits and condensed milk and had to make his way to the nearest settlement without a bit of food.

The women told Hodges the had been sent out in the wilderness by “Second Messiah” Creffield, and while they had heard that he had been killed in Seattle, they knew that such was not the case, for no one but the Lord could have the power to take his life.

TELLS OF THEIR DELUSION (Morning Oregonian)
RESCUE IS NEEDED (Seattle Daily Times)

Mr. Hodges arrived in Portland yesterday, and he believes something should be done to rescue the fanatic women whose minds have been turned by the hypnotic influence of the man who a few days ago was shot down like a dog by young Mitchell, whose sisters Creffield had succeeded into bringing into disgrace.

“These women will starve to death or expire from exposure,” said Mr. Hodges. I found them in a most inaccessible spot on the beach, and they had nothing to eat but a few mussels gathered on the beach. They had two tents, and had prepared as best they could to await the return of Creffield, who they said had gone to Queen Charlotte’s Sound to select a location for a colony on one of the many islands there.

“’Creffield is the Second Messiah,’ they told me, and they would rather starve to death than disobey his instructions. He had told them to remain where they were until his return, and they refused every offer that I made to see them safely back to civilization.

HAIL FROM CORVALLIS (Seattle Daily Times)

“Four of the women hail from Corvallis, for I have seen them there, but I cannot recall their names, although I think Frank Hurt’s wife is one of them.

“I was cruising timber in the vicinity when the women came and asked me to help them raise their tents, which had been torn down by the strong winds that sweep in from the ocean. They told me they had lived in the isolated spot for three weeks.”

“Creffield certainly knew where he was going when he took those women into the wilderness for a more secluded place could not be selected. It is four miles by the roughest trail imaginable from the nearest settlement, and about 14 miles from Waldport, the nearest town. The people of Waldport refuse to assist the unfortunate women, and I can see no other fate for them than starvation unless they are rescued before many days.”

Mr. Hodges expects to return to Waldport in a couple of days.

Holy Rollers FoundDaily Oregon Statesman (Salem) 5/17/1906 p7
Holy Rollers Return Home
Female Followers of Joshua Creffield Rescued from Retreat Near Waldport.

PHILOMATH, Or., May 16.--(Special to the Statesman.)--Early this afternoon five women, one carrying in her arms a babe, in charge of an elderly man, rode into town in a wagon and ate dinner at the hotel. It soon became current in the town that the quintet of women were Joshua Creffield’s holy rollers returning from their forest-hidden hermitage near Waldport. It is reported that when told that their leader was dead they persistently rejected such an event as impossible. They finally accepted the inevitable and abandoned their retreat and started with their rescuer for their homes.

Seattle Star 5/16/1906 p7
Attack on Mitchell Fails to Carry

E. Shorrock, the prominent local banker, introduced at the meeting of the Chamber of Commerce this afternoon a resolution condemning the position taken by the press in the Mitchell case as encouraging murder as a means of redress for private or family wrongs. The resolution created considerable discussion, but failed to pass and was thrown out. The resolution was as follows:

“Resolved, That we hereby deplore and condemn the action of the public press in the Mitchell case as tending to encourage the crime of murder as a means of avenging private or family wrongs.”

Mollie, Ruth & Frank Hurt

Sara Robbin, Adeline Christensen & Jon Ashley Hall as
Mollie, Ruth & Frank Hurt

HEADLINES IN DIFFERENT PAPERS FOR THE SAME ARTICLE


Evening Telegram (Portland) 5/16/1906 p1
Abandon Hope For ‘Messiah
Deluded Women Are Returning Home From Camp. All But Famished. Mrs. Burgess Starr, of Portland, Among ‘Holy Rollers’ Followers. Waited and Watched a Week for Resurrection of Creffield.

Seattle Star 5/17/1906 p7
Were Half Starved But Still Faithful.
Five Women, Dupes of Creffield, Reach Corvallis From Holy Roller Camp, Still Believing that “Messiah” Will Arise---Were Boycotted by Farmers and Lived on Shellfish---Two Seattle Women in Party.

[Telegram Coast Special.]
(Seattle Star) CORVALLIS, OR, May 17.--The deluded followers of “Joshua” Creffield, the dead Holy Roller” leader who were destitute and almost starving in the camp at Heceta Head, founded by him, arrived her from the coast last night..

Although they had been stranded there for several weeks they appeared to be little the worse for the experience. They are still faithful to Creffield, and expect him to rise from the dead.

(Seattle Star) CORVALLIS, Or., May 16.--Over at Heceta Head, five women, one with a babe in arms, have been vainly awaiting the resurrection of Creffield.

These five are the remnants of the Holy Roller followers formerly camped at the mouth of the Yachats. They are Mrs. Frank Hurt and baby, Olive Sandell, of Seattle; Mrs. Burt Starr, of Portland, and Mae Hurt and Attie Bray, of Corvallis.

When Creffield fled from Waldport in fear of his life, Farmer Hosford, on whose land the Holy Rollers had camped, ordered them off his premises. Frank Hurt, who remained with them, moved the camp several miles down the beach near Heceta Head.
Leaving them to await the resurrection of Creffield, he went to Seattle. Since the apostle’s death, relatives of the women have been trying to persuade them to return home, but for more than a week such efforts have been without avail.

This morning, however, word has reached here that they have broken camp and are returning via Alsea to Corvallis. With Creffield forever out of their lives, it is believed by relatives that Holy Rollerism will with them be a thing of the past.

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Boycotted by the residents of the surrounding country, who would neither sell nor give them anything, the five women who were awaiting the return of the “Messiah” Creffield were in a fair way to starve to death. Timber Cruiser George Hodges, who found the women, said today that Farmer Hosford almost refused to give him shelter because Hodges had given his provisions to the women.

The dwellers along the beach feared an outbreak of Holy Rollerism among them more than the plague and would rather have let the unfortunates starve than do anything to encourage the male Rollers to return to that part of the country.

Hodges found the women in a secluded spot on the beach, half clad and subsisting on shellfish. He at once dumped down his bag of provisions, which they refused at first to touch, but later they reconsidered and ate as if starving.

There were two young girls and three older women, the oldest being not more than 30. One, identified by Mr. Hodges as Mrs. Starr, of Portland, did most of the talking and refused to believe that Creffield was killed by mortal hand.

Upon reaching the open country Hodges went to Toledo, the county seat, and endeavored to have assistance sent to the women, but failed. The people all seemed to fear that the slightest act of kindness toward the women would encourage the men of the party to return.

All of the women seemed cheerful and without fear for the future. They spoke perfectly rational on all subjects except their peculiar creed.

Burgess Starr, brother-in-law of George Mitchell, the man who killed “Holy Roller” Creffield, is convinced that his misguided wife is one of the five women reported to be starving on the coast of Southern Oregon, near Heceta Point.

Starr had no definite report of the women when seen by a Telegram reporter this morning, but at once said that the fifth woman, whom George Hodges did not recognize as being from Corvallis, was undoubtedly Mrs. Starr.

“It is now nearly three weeks,’ said Starr, “since my wife left her home in this city some time between 11 and 1 o’clock at night. She went to Corvallis, walking, it is reported, the whole 90 miles. Later I heard that she was camped with a party of “Rollers” at the mouth of the Yachats River, 10 miles from Alsea Bay.

That the party has moved down the coast to a point where Hodges reported seeing them is entirely probable. I recognize the little child he saw as being young Hurt’s baby.

“I do not think I shall make any effort to get my wife back. As long as the spell of that scoundrel is on her my efforts would be futile. there is a home for her whenever she abandons this folly and returns voluntarily, but until then she must follow the path she has chosen.”

 

Morning Oregonian (Portland) 5/17/1906 p1
Women Rollers Denied Shelter
Father of One Victim Turns Party Away. Rain Soaked and Hungry. Creffield Followers Camp by Ocean and Eat Clams. Rescue by Corvallis Man. O. V. Hurt, Related to All the Deluded Females, Sends for Them and Welcomes to His House.”

CORVALLIS, Or., May 16.--(Special)Cape Perpetua The story of the privations of a portion of Creffield’s band of Holy Rollers, as related in today’s Oregonian, is confirmed here in almost every detail. When Creffield took flight from the vicinity of Waldport and made his way to Seattle, other members of the sect soon followed, but there were left at camp Mrs. Frank Hurt and babe, 5 months old, her sister Miss Sandell, Miss May Hurt, Miss Atta Bray and Mrs. Bert Starr, the latter being a sister of Creffield’s slayer, George Mitchell.

The inhospitable treatment accorded these people at Waldport induced the remaining members to make their way southward, with their meager belongings, hoping to find shelter at the home of Atta Bray’s parents, who reside on the coast, 15 miles below Waldport.

FATHER TURNS AWAY DAUGHTER


 About a year ago, while visiting at the Hurt home in this city Atta Bray was converted to Rollerism, and she is one of the girls sent to the state insane asylum as a result of Creffield’s teachings. A number of Corvallis people have reason to believe that the girl’s father was in the city gunning for Creffield about the time the apostle went into hiding under the Hurt residence.

With fresh memory of the injury wrought in his family by the Holy Rollers it is not strange that Ira Bray refused to give aid and comfort to the straggling members of the sect, even though his daughter was of the number.

NOTHING BUT SHELLFISH TO EAT


Without money, without food, having scant clothing and three or four cotton blankets only , the remnant of Rollerism went into camp where Cummings Creek empties into the ocean just south of Cape Perpetua and a few miles north of the Bray ranch on Ten Mile Creek. Here for more than two weeks they subsisted upon clams and such other food as they could gather along the beach, and having slight covering to protect them from the cold rains and winds which are usual in that vicinity.

O. V. Hurt, of this city, who is related to all the members of the straggling party, either by marriage or otherwise, having become interested in the whereabouts of his relatives, discovered their situation, and at once took means to have them rescued from what would appear to be an uncomfortable if not a perilous situation. Mr. Hurt arranged with William McMillan, of Waldport, to transport the party to that point.

RESCUE OF THE WOMEN


A portion of the way was made on foot over a narrow trail built through shell rock around the face of Cape Perpetua. From this trail a stone may be thrown into the ocean, which thunders at the promontory’s base a thousand feet below. McMillan landed the refugees safely at Waldport Sunday evening last. The following morning the party came by boat to the head of tidewater on Alsea Bay, thence by wagon to Corvallis, arriving here this evening at 4 o’clock, with 60 pounds of baggage.

Milton Beem, of Lower Alsea, who transported the party from tidewater to Corvallis, states that upon the trip he heard no reference to Creffield whatever, nor to the holy roller religion. The party conversed upon general topics, and spoke frequently of the enjoyable time they had in camp on Cummings Creek.

WET, BUT WITHOUT COMPLAINT


On the way, although Beem was well protected by slicker and gum boots, he became thoroughly soaked from rain, still no complaint was heard from the thinly clad women in his charge. The entire party is now at the home of Mr. Hurt, in South Corvallis, and there is no decision concerning future movements of the various individuals excepting as to Mr. Hurt’s daughter who will remain at home.

MUST RENOUNCE HOLY ROLLERISM


So incensed is Burgess Starr, of 429 East Main street, at the conduct of the “holy roller” sect that he will make no attempt to rescue his wife, unless she is willing to return to her home and give up her fanatical religion. Mrs. Starr is one of the five Creffield followers who were camped at the mouth of the Yachats River, in the firm belief that the fanatic would join them there.

“If Mrs. Starr returns to her home and gives up the teachings of the ‘holy rollers,’” said Starr yesterday, “the house will be in readiness for her, but I will take no steps to bring her back. She must return of her own will.

The quintet of fanatics have about given up hope of Creffield’s return and are now at Corvallis. The last act in the “holy rollerism” has probably been played.

 

Morning Oregonian (Portland) 5/16/1906 p6

Sister Is Against Avenger

Esther Mitchell May Be Witness for Prosecution in Creffield Case.

 

SEATTLE, Wash., May 15.--(Special.)-- The unusual spectacle of a sister in the role of a witness for the prosecution of her brother and defender of her honor may be witnessed when George Mitchell is placed on trial for shooting Edmund Creffield, the ex-leader of the Holy Rollers.

Miss Esther Mitchell has indicated that her brother, who says he killed Creffield to protect the honor of his two sisters, need expect no help from her at the trial. She was closeted with Prosecuting Attorney Mackintosh and his chief assistant, John F. Miller, for two hours, and today Mr. Miller said it would all depend upon the attitude of the defense as to whether the girl would be called upon by the prosecution to testify.

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Newspaper Articles about Creffield & the Holy Rollers

1897-1899:Local Lore, News Of Corvallis and Vicinity Told in Brief B. C. (Before Creffield)

1900:Holy Rollers' Lives Before Creffield

1901:Holy Rollers' Lives Before Creffield

1902:Holy Rollers' Lives Creffield

January 18, 1903: Fred Mitchell Attempts Suicide

June 10, 1903: Salvation Army Major Deserts and Joins the Holy Rollers

October 31, 1903: Zealot Worshipers Burn Furniture, Dogs & Other Things

November 2, 1903: Fanatics In Court

November 3, 1903: Had Promise of Tar and Feathers

November 4, 1903: Flight of The Apostles

November 5, 1903: Once-Esteemed Family No Longer Has the Sympathy of the Community

November 6, 1903: Rollers Take On New Life

November 7, 1903: Is Creffield Back?

November 11, 1903: “Apostle” Creffield Still Under Cover

November 24, 1903: Girl of Sixteen Almost Insane

November 25, 1903: In Pursuit of Creffield

November 27, 1903: The Lord May Starve Them

November 28, 1903: Holy Rollers Receive Unwilling Baptism

December 7, 1903: Demented Woman Suffers

December 8, 1903: Hurt Seen In Portland

December 11, 1903:Holy Rollers Roll Into Eugene Church

December 21, 1903:Holy Roller Victim Worse

December 22, 1903: Linn County Holy Rollers

December 23, 1903: Is Crazy Now

December 29, 1903: Holy Rollers’ Not Liked at the Dalles

December 30, 1903: Owner of Property Refuses to Permit Séances

January 6, 1904: Holy Rollers Tarred and Feathered

January 9, 1904: Their Welcome Departure

January 12, 1904: Editorial Comment: “Put yourselves in our place!”

January 13, 1904: Where Brooks Went

January 19, 1904: Our Brainy Contemporaries

January 25: Holy Rollers’ in Hobo Camp Life

February 1, 1904: Camp In Linn County Is Broken Up By Officers

February 6, 1904: How They Tell The Holy Roller Story In Far Off Scotland

February 11, 1904: Medium Mystify Corvallis People

March 1, 1904: The “Holy Rollers” Offend Humanity

March 16, 1904: Holy Rollers to Be Arrested on Serious Charge

March 17, 1904: Where is the Apostle?

March 21, 1904: Reward For Creffield's Capture

March 23, 1904: Fugitive Creffield

March 28, 1904: Reward is Offered

April 1, 1904: “Holy Roller” Chief Very Badly Wanted

April 18, 1904: Holy Roller High Priest Is Seen

April 29, 1904: Urania Seeley is Arrested

May 2, 1904: Frank & Mollie Hurt are Committed to the Asylum

May 4, 1904: Maud Hurt-Creffield & Sophia Hartley are Committed

May 7, 1904: Attie Bray &Rose Seeley are Committed

June 11, 1904: Attie Bray Escapes

June 17, 1904: Mae Hurt is Committed

June 29, 1904: Sarah Hurt is Committed

July 22, 1904: Holy Roller on Death Row

July 29, 1904: Creffield Found Half Dead Under Hurt’s House

July, 30 1904: Armed Guards Protect Creffield

July, 31 1904: Corvallis Could Not Raise a Mob

August 1, 1904: Creffield says, "I am Elijah"

August 2, 1904: Creffield Does Not Dislike Prison

August 4, 1904: Creffield Says He Is Entirely Purified

August 5, 1904: He Does Nothing Unless Directed by God

August 6, 1904: Creffield Believes in Satan and Eternal Punishment

August 9, 1904: No Flowers For Creffield

August 13, 1904; The Holy Rollers And The Man Who Made Them

August 16, 1904; Creffield Reward Will Be Returned

August 19, 1904: Followers in Asylum Stick To Faith

August 23, 1904: Creffield Will Fight His Own Case

August 28, 1904: Creffield Destroys His Revelations

September 16, 1904: Creffield is Guilty

September 21, 1904: Holy Rollers go in and Out of the Asylum

March 22, 1905: Prison Life Of Joshua Creffield>

April 8, 1905: Life In Corvallis Returns to Normal

December 12, 1905: Frank & Mollie Hurt Have a Baby Girl

April 24, 1906: Creffield Establishes a Camp Near Waldport

April 30, 1906: Donna Starr Leaves Children to go to Her Spiritual Love, Joshua Creffield

May 1, 1906: Creffield Takes Credit for The San Francisco Earthquake

May 3, 1906: Creffield In Fear Of His Life

May 7, 1906: Holy Roller Shot Down Like A Dog

May 8, 1906: Medal to Be Given Mitchell in Recognition of His Killing

May 9, 1906: Oregon Prosecutor Would Aid Mitchell

May 10, 1906: Shows No Emotion At Husband’s Grave

May 11, 1906: Bail Is All Ready

May 12, 1906: Mitchell Denied Bail

May 13, 1906: Creffield is Due To Rise Today

May 14, 1906: Creffield’s Widow Watches At Grave

May 15, 1906: Corvallis Starts Fund for Defense of Mitchell

May 16, 1906: Holy Rollers Starving Near Heceta Head

May 17, 1906: Public Sentiment Favors Mitchell

May 18, 1906: Creffield Railed in Vermont

May 19, 1906: Mitchell to Enter Plea of Not Guilty

May 27, 1906: Joshua Says Not to Worry

June 1, 1906: Morris Claims Mitchell Rid World of a Fiend

June 16, 1906: Prosecution and Defense are Making Last Preparations

June 19, 1906: Many Witnesses For Mitchell

June 24, 1906: Trial Will Cost Taxpayers Ten Thousand Dollars

June 25, 1906: George Mitchell on Trial For His Life

June 26, 1906: Mitchell Jury is Selected With Care

June 27, 1906: Mitchell Trial Held Up By Squabble

June 28, 1906:  Jury is Secured to Try Mitchell

June 29, 1906: Trial is Now on in Earnest

June 30, 1906: Mrs. Creffield's Testimony

July 1, 1906: Creffield’s Ghost Controls His Flock

July 2, 1906:  Esther Mitchell on Stand Refuses To Aid Brother

July 3, 1906: Hurt Tells of Debauched Wife and Debased Sisters

July 4, 1906: Creffield’s Unsavory Record Presented to the Jury

July 5, 1906: Expected Admissibility of Evidence Will Arouse Controversy

July 6, 1906: Others Testify They Wished to Kill Creffield

July 7, 1906: Insanity Expert on the Witness Stand

July 8, 1906: Plan To Revive Holy Rollerism

July 9, 1906: Killing of Judge Emory May Effect Mitchell

July 10, 1906: Mitchell Case Goes To Jury

July 11, 1906: Not Guilty

July 12, 1906: General Rejoicing at Mitchell’s Acquittal

July 13, 1906: Esther Mitchell Kills Her Brother!

July 14, 1906: Mitchell Boys Are Done With Esther

July 15, 1906: Hurt Will Come to Aid of His Daughter

July 16: 1906: Will Mortgage His Home for Daughter

July 17, 1906: Let’s Think When We Talk

July 18, 1906: Mrs. Starr’s Life Threatened

July 19, 1906: Mrs. Creffield Weeps in Jail

July 20, 1906: George Mitchell’s Attorney Offers Aid to Murderesses

July 21, 1906: Mitchell Boys to Stand by Esther

July 22, 1906: Hurt Thinks Both Women Are Insane

July 23, 1906: Frater Favors a Commission of Alienists

July 24, 1906: Mackintosh Will Oppose Calling Commission

July 26, 1906: Is Reconciled to Holy Roller Wife

July 27, 1906: Holy Rollers Seek Home in Wyoming

July 28, 1906: Mitchell Juror is Insane

July 30, 1906: Esther Will Deny Committing Murder In The 1st Degree

July 31 1906: Esther Mitchell Says Not Guilty

August 1, 1906: Relatives to Help Esther Mitchell

August 4, 1906: Creffield Greatly Hurt True Religion

August 6, 1906: Mitchell Boys in Drunken Row

August 8, 1906: St. Louis Woman Coming to Convert “Rollers”

August 12, 1906: Esther Mitchell Close to Death from Typhoid

August 13, 1906: Esther Mitchell Not Seriously Ill

September 1, 1906: Four Charged with First Degree Now in County Jail

September 10 1906: To Examine Minds of Slayers

September 12, 1906: Hurt Thinks His Daughter Insane

September 13, 1906: Esther Mitchell Objects to Help

September 14, 1906: Women Not Agitated

September 15, 1906: Mrs. Creffield’s Trial Set for Next Month

September 17, 1906: Mrs. Creffield on Stand

September 18, 1906:  Maud Creffield Anxious to Hang

September 19, 1906: Are They Sane of Insane?

September 21, 1906: Both Women May Go Scott Free

September 22, 1906: Where is This Thing to End!

September 23, 1906: Murders Must Be Tried

September 24, 1906: Must Not Deport

September 25, 1906: Judge Frater is in Very Small Business

September 28, 1906: Insanity Board Not Paid

October 1, 1906: Holy Roller Woman Dies While in Trance

November 9, 1906: Mrs. Creffield Said to Be in Very Nervous State

November 17, 1906: Maud Creffield Dies in the County Jail

November 18, 1906: Death May End a Hypnotic Spell

November 19, 1906: Reviews Findings in Examination of Brain

November 20, 1906: Mrs. Creffield Killed Herself with Poison!

November 21, 1906: Poison Is Found In The Stomach Of Mrs. Creffield

November 22, 1906: Esther Says Maud Did Not Kill Herself

December 4, 1906: Washing Dirty Linen

December 17, 1906: Sad Christmas For Holy Roller

February 21, 1907: Esther Mitchell Goes to Asylum

April 30, 1907: Esther Mitchell Still Believe in Creffield & His Return

April 6, 1909: Esther Mitchell Leaves Asylum

April 9, 1914: Esther Mitchell Marries James Berry

August 3, 1914: Esther Mitchell is Dead By Own Hand

1953 Stewart Holbrook's Murder Without Tears

1951 Startling Detective Magazine: Nemesis of the Nudist High Priest

A List of All the Articles

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Sample Chapters from Holy Rollers:
Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult

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The Cast of Characters
Photos and Bios of the Holy Rollers

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Holy Rollers' Asylum Commitment Papers

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Info for Book Groups

Book Reviews

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1903 to 1907 Newspaper Articles About the Holy Rollers

1906 Editorial Calling for Gun Control
After Multiple Murders Involving the Holy Rollers

Stewart Holbrook Holy Rollers Article

Advertisements from 1893 to 1913

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Oregon Insane Asylum
Where the Holy Rollers Were Committed

Creffield, Brainwashing & Thought Reform

Early Cases of Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity

1906 Autopsies Of Holy Rollers
Forensics Before CSI

Holy Roller Bizarre Divorce Decree
Hartley describes trying to kill his wife's lover

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Comedians on Edmund Creffield

The Shadow Testament
A Play About The Holy Rollers

How the Fire Fell
A Movie About The Holy Rollers

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Life in Corvallis in the early 1900s

Life in Waldport, OR in early 1900s

Heaven's Gate

Facts & Stats about 1906
And How The Holy Rollers Measured Up

Oregon State Penitentiary
Where Creffield Was Incarcerated

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Info about Cults

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Creffield's Preachings

Creffield Vs. Crefeld

The Salvation Army Opening Fire in 1886

Holy Roller Theology

Reverend Knapp's Bible Songs of Salvation & Victory
Songs Sung by the Holy Rollers

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