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1895 Yreka, California lynchings...



Item # 633032

August 27, 1895

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, August 27, 1895

* Yreka, California lynchings (4)
* Siskiyou County Lynch mob


The top of page 3 has a one column heading: "LYNCHED FOUR MURDERERS" with subheads. (see)
Other news and advertisements of the day. Complete in 8 pages, a little margin wear, generally good. 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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