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The tainted sheriff in this narrative is Henry Plummer, who arrived in Nevada City, a gold camp in California's high Sierra, in 1852 and soon had two murders to his credit — both the results of bawdy-house brawls. Ten years later he was a full-fledged villain directing a gang of criminals. In 1863 Plummer moved into the Territory of Idaho, which included present-day Montana, and was elected sheriff despite his doubtful past. But it was there that he ran afoul of the vigilantes, and the story of the chase, capture, trial, and execution of Henry Plummer's road agents surpasses the wildest imagination of any Hollywood writer.

Review:

"Dimsdale's account is that of an eyewitness who wrote guardedly but quite accurately of the coming of law to Grasshopper Creek and Alder Gulch....[A] valuable addition to the Western shelf." New York Times

Review:

"Probably more blood is spilled to the page than in the wildest of western fiction. It's thrillful reading." Chicago Sunday Tribune

About the Author

Thomas J. Dimsdale came to this country from England in 1863 and established a private school in Virginia City, Montana. In 1864 he became the first editor of the Montana Post, and The Vigilantes of Montana was originally published in that newspaper.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780806113791
Other:
Dimsdale, Thomas J.
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Author:
Dimsdale, Thomas J.
Author:
DeGolyer, E. L.
Subject:
Crime and criminals
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Vigilance committees
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Americana-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
The Western Frontier Library Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19770131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
284
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 x 0.88 in 0.73 lb

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"Review" by , "Dimsdale's account is that of an eyewitness who wrote guardedly but quite accurately of the coming of law to Grasshopper Creek and Alder Gulch....[A] valuable addition to the Western shelf."
"Review" by , "Probably more blood is spilled to the page than in the wildest of western fiction. It's thrillful reading."
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