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Frontier swindlers had ‘medicinal’ tonics to go

Oxygenated bitters were thought to be good forwhat ails one, according to the con men of yore.

By Finn J.D. John
For the Enterprise

The four decades following the Civil War were something like a golden age of charlatanry in the West, and Oregon was no exception. From swindling tourists at . . .

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