Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
hanged by a mob - some of the reports we get from the USA would suggest that mob-justice still rules in many places.
Billy broke a cardinal rule. Don't kill a man with lots of friends.
Teamster Abe Barnes had given outlaw Fly Speck Billy a ride on this freight wagon from central Nebraska to Custer, SD. Abe was involved in a poker game and refused Billy's drunken request to drink with him at the bar. BIlly killed him. The mob overpowered the sheriff and deputy, broke Billy out of jail, and hung him. This is one reason they call it the "wild west."
Fly Speck Billy is a great name. Wonder how he got that from James?
Not sure where the "Billy" came from, but he was called "Fly Speck" because he was covered with freckles, also as an outlaw he didn't want his real name known.
Love those Wild West true tales! Not so long ago really. I guess we have progressed some!
That's a sad thing for which to be known!
This is all news to me. Tom The Backroads Traveller
Loaded with history.My SIGNS, SIGNS
The things we learn on the internet!
Great historic sign.
I hope the place is more calm now...
This mob moved faster than the internet. ;)
They didn't waste time to mete out justice in the Wild West, did they?!
Funny nickname: "Abe"
Now, this was not in the history books I read. Looks like a fine place to sit and tell tall tales with buddies.
We stopped here for lunch . What a great place to eat!