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From: "jill mcnamee" <>
Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] 1907 Newspaper Articles Re Evers ,Dorgo, Rasfull
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:02:07 -0800
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Subject: Re: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] 1907 Newspaper Articles Re Evers ,Dorgo,
> This is good info. The articles I have say he murdered the conductor of
> train and was shot himself at the train site.There was a shootout and his
> fled ,leaving him.He was taken to jail and 3 or 4 days later was hanged.
> Swift justice.
> When I was young the family story always went that he was a horse thief
> was hung for that. It wasn't until I did research 5 or 6 years ago that I
> found out he was an actual outlaw. Your description makes me want to take
> a trip
> there. Maybe when we retire............Thanks for the info.
> In a message dated 11/28/2007 8:24:38 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
> 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
> 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
> drop. As a result Black Jack was decapitated.
> The hotel is still there in Clayton and has good lunches, a fine
> of beers and pictures of the hanging in the bar. If you are ever on US 64
> 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.
> Jim Owens
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