That’s the best kind of story; history from a specific place and time and a description of how people lived or didn’t.
The painting itself should become a classic!
Thanks, Dave. Have always loved history–it gives us the opportunity of comparing our lives with those of people living at an older time and place.
Great idea Stan, you still have the touch. EDN
Hi Denney. Great to hear from you again. We need to keep in touch.
Great drawing Stan!
The Sheriff, James Stuart, reported that Arnett gripped his cards so tightly in one hand, and his gun in the other, that they could not pry them loose, so he had to be buried with them!
The miners’ court acquitted one of the surviving card sharps, and convicted and hanged the other. Some thought the penalty excessive, and the name “Hangtown” was “hung” onto American Fork, where it shows up on the 1870 Northern Pacific RR survey map.
Thanks, Ted. I appreciate the info regarding “Hangtown.” I hadn’t heard about the 1870 NP survey map, but had read about Arnett’s death grip. History never ceases to interest me.
Sure gives new meaning to “death grip”, doesn’t it?
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