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August 27, 1895

SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE AND BULLETIN, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, August 27, 1895

* Yreka CA California lynchings (4)
* Lynch mob

This 8 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "FOUR MURDERERS HANGED BY A MOB", "Californians Indulge In A Lynching Bee", "Strung Up Without Having Time To Pray" and more. Coverage on the lynchings in Yreka, California. See photos for text here.

Other news and advertisements of the day. Usual browning, minor margin wear, otherwise good condition. Should be handled with care.

wikipedia notes: There have been two documented lynchings in the town of Yreka. The first took place on August 26, 1895, when four men - William Null, Garland Stemler, Luis Moreno, and Lawrence Johnson - were simultaneously hanged by a lynch mob from a railroad tie suspended from two adjacent trees. The four men were all awaiting trial for various charges of murder and robbery.

Category: Post-Civil War

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