August 1, 1917 Butte, Montana Unionist Frank Little is lynched Little was abducted by six masked men around 3 in the morning. While still only clad in his underwear, the men shoved him into a car and sped off. After a short drive, they tied him to the car’s bumper and dragged him over granite… Continue reading Man lynched, anti-union threats left with body
Famous Last Words Harrison Gibson White Sulphur Springs, Montana February 16, 1917 “You can’t kill a smile!” Harrison was one of 3 executed for the murder of a robbery victim, reported upon earlier today.
February 16, 1917 White Sulphur Springs, Montana Harrison Gibson, Henry Hall, and Lester Fahley are hanged for murder The executed convicts were from a group of seven railway workers who robbed a train unassociated to their employer. Gibson, Hall, and Fahley shot their victims after the robbery, which earned them the death penalty. Invitations were… Continue reading Triple hanging of murderers (and a formal invitation to the event)
September 4, 1986 Missoula, Montana Wayne Nance dies of his injuries following a failed home invasion and murder attempt Nance had apparently become obsessed with one of his co-workers, a woman named Kris Wells. He visited Wells' home under the false pretense that he had lost an item and needed to borrow a flashlight. Doug… Continue reading Serial killer killed during home invasion