Frontier Justice Bungled, Bizarre, and Fascinating Executions in the Wild West

ISBN-10: 0762743891
ISBN-13: 9780762743896
Edition: 2007
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Description: Frontier Justicehighlightsnbsp;eighteen crimes and subsequent punishments of the most interesting, controversial, and unusual executions from an era when hangings and shootings were a legal means of capital punishment. Chapters include: the bungled  More...

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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660

Frontier Justicehighlightsnbsp;eighteen crimes and subsequent punishments of the most interesting, controversial, and unusual executions from an era when hangings and shootings were a legal means of capital punishment. Chapters include: the bungled hanging of Tom Ketchum who was beheaded by the noose; the unique trigger for the trapdoor used to hang Tom Horn; "Big Nose" George Parrott who was skinned, pickled, and made into a pair of shoes; the double trials of Jack McCall, assassin of Wild Bill Hickok; the hanging of a woman-Elizabeth Potts; the shooting of John D. Lee of Mountain Meadows Massacre infamy; and the only use of a double "twitch-up" gallows; etc. Each action-packed chapter includes biographical information, the pursuit, the investigation, legal maneuvers, trial information, and rarely-seen photographs.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Frenchman Hanged for Murdering a "Lady," April 24, 1868
Moore and His Gang Lynched in Laramie, October 18, 1868
Escaped Convicts Meet Their Fate, September 27, 1871
"Buffalo Curly" Assassinates "Wild Bill," March 1, 1877
John D. Lee Pays for the Mountain Meadows Massacre, March 23, 1877
The Pickled Parrott, March 22, 1881
The Pond Brothers Lynched by Vigilantes, May 23, 1881
Gilbert and Rosengrants Hanged By Double "Twitch-Up" Gallows, July 29, 1881
One Lynched and Five Hanged for the Bisbee Massacre, March 28, 1884
Poor Andy! From Slave to Grave, July 27, 1886
First Woman Hanged in Nevada, June 20, 1890
Enoch Davis Dies by Firing Squad, September 14, 1894
Wife Murderer Charles H. Thiede Hanged, August 7, 1896
Parker Punished for the Jailbreak Murder, June 10, 1898
A Hanging Done Right, June 24, 1898
Beheaded by the Noose, April 25, 1901
The Last Hanging in Prescott, Arizona, July 31, 1903
The Hanging of an Innocent Man? November 20, 1903
Bibliography
Index
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