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1905 Hazen, Nevada lynching of Red Wood...



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February 25, 1905

EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Feb. 25, 1905

* Hazen, Churchill County, Nevada
* Infamous Red Wood lynching


The bottom of the front page has a one column heading: "MOB LYNCHES HOLD-UP MAN WITH" with subhead. (see) This was the last lynching in the state of Nevada. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.
Complete with 6 pages, 2 small library stamps within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

wikipedia notes: Hazen is noted for the being the historic site of the last lynching in Nevada. At 2:30am on Feb. 27, 1905, around 30 men broke Red Wood, AKA Nevada Red, out of jail and hanged him from a telegraph pole 30 feet away.

Category: The 20th Century