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Friday, January 10, 2014
Jan. 10 – On this day in Montana History in 1864 the
vigilantes of the Virginia City and Bannock gold fields ended a wave of crimes
and murders when they hanged Sherriff Henry Plummer, Ned Ray and Butch Stinson.
Although he denied it to the end – in fact the Plummer gang was known as the
innocents because that was what they always claimed – the death of Sherriff
Plummer brought the crime wave to a close.