Man disappears shortly after leaving his van

November 16, 1982Elk Mountain, WyomingPaul Donald “Don” Kemp (35) disappears Kemp had been involved in a car accident 5 years before his disappearance, which left him with a disability. During his time in recovery, he began to develop a fixation with Abraham Lincoln — a subject he had been interested in since childhood — and…

Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

March 22, 1881 Cheyenne, Wyoming George Parrott, alias Big Nose George, is lynched following a failed jailbreak Parrott and a group of other bandits had robbed people of thousands of dollars over several months, culminating with an attempt to derail a train carrying payroll. The group had loosened a railroad spike which they tied a…

FLW: I want to get to Hell in time for dinner

Famous Last Words John Owens (alias Bill Booth) Buffalo, Wyoming March 5, 1886 “I wish you’d hurry up. I want to get to Hell in time for dinner.” Booth was a wanted outlaw, sought by lawmen for the murders of his wife and child in Oklahoma, a cowboy in Colorado, and a trapper in Wyoming…