Do we know roughly how many people were involved in Lozier's infamous Manhattan cutting hoax and did Lozier make any money from it?
#51410. Asked by gmackematix. (Oct 02 04 10:22 PM)
The Day They Almost Sawed Off Manhattan
Several books about journalism history have retold the above story as fact. It originated in 1835. A business partner of the man named Lozier in the story claimed Lozier had told him the story much earlier. He related the story to his son and grandson many times over. the truth finally came out in the 1870's. The entire story was made up. Despite the truth coming out, many journalism history books continued to retell the story as being true well into the 1950's. http://www.historybuff.com/library/refmanhattan.html
Oct 02 04, 11:33 PM
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