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.

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