Friday, January 22, 2016

December 7, 1920: E. F. Lampson

Today we learn about a lynching in Montana through the pages of The Ogden Standard-Examiner (Ogden, Utah) dated December 8, 1920:


POSSE FIRES CABIN OF DEMENTED HOMESTEADER

BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 8.—E. F. Lampson, 55, a homesteader near Tuffley, in Golden Valley county, was burned to death in his cabin yesterday after a posse had set fire to it following an all-night rifle and revolver battle and numerous attempts to dynamite the house. Lampson yesterday afternoon perhaps fatally wounded Sheriff Jesse Garfield, of Golden Valley county, who had gone to the cabin to take Lampson for an examination as to his sanity.


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

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