Wednesday, June 17, 2015

August 22, 1884: John Howard

Today we learn about a lynching in Texas through the pages of The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, Minnesota) dated August 24, 1884:

Lynch Law.

GATESVILLE, Tex., Aug. 23.—John Howard, an old citizen, was mobbed and shot to death last night near Langford's cave. He was accused of burning a thresher, and when lynched was in the custody of officers en route for the Lempasas jail for safe keeping.

Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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