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By Reid Thompson
Whitman County gazette 

Good Ol' Days


75 Years Ago

125 Years Ago

From the Colfax Gazette, Friday, June 25, 1897

Scaffold Be Erected Immediately No Appeal Yet

Sheriff Sims states that the erection of the gallows upon which he designs to hang Leonard on July 2, will be begun today (Friday). It is his intention to erect the gallows in the lot directly north of the jail, and the platform will be built sufficiently high so that it can be seen from the hillside to the east. The rope for the execution is being made at the penitentiary jute mill. The execution will be witnessed by officers of the law, members of the medical profession and represe...

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