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murder_house_01.jpg (19218 bytes) In the early morning hours of June 10, 1912 a killer or killers unknown entered this house at 508 East 2nd Street in Villisca Iowa and murdered Joe and Sara Moore, their four children and two visiting children with an axe. The unsolved murders remain Iowa's worst mass murder. The house has had a number of occupants since that time and was sold to a local privately-owned museum in 1994.  In 1997 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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