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Eva Dugan hanging... first woman to be executed in Arizona...
Item # 580217
February 21, 1930
MEMPHIS EVENING APPEAL, Memphis, Tennessee, February 21, 1930 This 26 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "SIX OF SEX SEE ARIZONA WOMAN SLAYER HANGED", "Mrs. Dugan, Who Killed Employer, Executed; Head Severed By Rope's Snap" with smaller subheads. This tells of the hanging of Eva Dugan, the first woman to be executed Arizona. Nice to have this report on the front page.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning with little margin wear and chipping, Little irregular at the spine, otherwise good.
wikipedia notes: The decapitation of Eva Dugan during a botched hanging in 1930 led the state of Arizona to switch to the gas chamber as its primary execution method, on the grounds that it was believed more humane.
Category: The 20th Century