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1860 – Denver City Turkey War

As wars go, it was a minor confrontation, but for the cities of Denver and Auraria, it was a decisive blow against crime and lawlessness. Continue reading

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1868 – Judge Lynch – The Musgrove Killing

“I AM TO BE HUNG TO-DAY ON FALSE CHARGES BY A MOB,” WROTE L.H. MUSGROVE TO HIS BROTHER AS HE STOOD ON A BRIDGE OVER CHERRY CREEK. AS DENVER CITY VIGILANTES TIED CORDS AROUND HIS ANGLES AND NECK, HE WROTE A SECOND LETTER TO HIS WIFE MARY, SAYING HE WAS BEING HANGED “BECAUSE I AM ACQUAINTED WITH ED FRANKLIN.” Continue reading

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