Saturday, February 20, 2016

June 9, 1882: James McHare

Today we learn about a lynching in New Mexico through the pages of the Detroit Free press (Detroit, Michigan) dated June 10, 1882:

A Murderer Lynched.

DENVER, COL., June 9—The Republican's Las Vegas, N. M., special says:  James McHare and John Graves, employed on the railroad section at Pecos, thirty miles south of Las Vegas, engaged in a fight last evening. McHare shot and killed Graves. McHare escaped, was afterwards overtaken by a party of forty men, and lynched. The body is still hanging. McHare was from East Saginaw, Mich.

Some lynchings have a lot of information and unfortunately, too many are like this lynching. I found the same article in a variety of papers. Thank you for joining me and as always, I hope I leave you with something to ponder.

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