Executions · Wyoming

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… Continue reading Man executed, skinned, turned into shoes

Executions · Famous Last Words · Wyoming

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… Continue reading FLW: I want to get to Hell in time for dinner

Disasters · Wyoming

Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

June 7, 2016 Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Colin Scott (23) slips into a boiling, acidic spring Colin and his sister Sable deviated from a boardwalk into an area not intended for visitors. While near a “superheated, acidic mud pot,” Colin lost his footing and fell in. Stable attempted to call for help and injured herself… Continue reading Man accidentally falls into a “superheated, acidic mud pot” in Yellowstone

Religion · Wyoming

Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

May 16, 1986 Cokeville, Wyoming David and Doris Young take an elementary school hostage to create a “Brave New World” David Young had previously been Cokeville’s town marshal, though he had been relieved of his duties due to misconduct. Despite his recent firing, the motive behind the attack on the elementary school seemed to have… Continue reading Man takes elementary school hostage to create “Brave New World” by killing children, self

Wyoming

Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart

September 24, 1973 Fremont Canyon Bridge, near Alcova, Wyoming Sisters Amy (11) and Becky (18) are abducted by two men; Becky is raped and beaten before both girls are thrown off the Fremont Canyon Bridge, killing Amy and severely wounding Becky On the night of September 24, men damaged one of the girls' tires then,… Continue reading Sisters lose lives at same bridge, nearly 20 years apart