Friday, January 10, 2014

Jan. 10 – On this day in Montana History in 1864 the vigilantes of the Virginia City and Bannack gold fields ended a wave of crimes and murders when they hanged Sherriff Henry Plummer, Ned Ray and Butch Stinson. Because they denied the crimes to the end, the Plummer gang was known as the "innocents." But the death of Sherriff Plummer and his gang brought the crime wave to a close.

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