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From: "James L. Owens" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] 1907 Newspaper Articles Re Evers ,Dorgo, Rasfull
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2007 20:23:36 -0500
Speaking of Black Jack Ketchum, he was hanged in Clayton, New Mexico in
April 1901 for a train robbery. The only man ever hung for that offense in
New Mexico. The Union County had never done a hanging before, nor has one
been done since, but the sheriff had a scaffold built but miscalculated the
drop. As a result Black Jack was decapitated.
The hotel is still there in Clayton and has good lunches, a fine collection
of beers and pictures of the hanging in the bar. If you are ever on US 64 on
the way to Raton, NM it's a good stop. Most of the town still looks as it
did at the turn of the last century.
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