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Thomas E. Ketchum

  • Thomas Ketchum's hanging

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    Sheriff Salome Garcia of Union County, New Mexico tightens the noose around the neck of Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum prior to his hanging in Clayton, New Mexico. Also on the gallows are Sheriff O.T. Clark of Las Animas County, Colorado; Detective H.J. Chambers of Chicago, Illinois; Trinidad citizen C. de Baca; Dr. J.C. Clark; and a priest, Father Dean. The hanging would decapitate Ketchum.
    Thomas Ketchum's hanging
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Additional Information: 

Jeffrey Burton, The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2nd ed. (Denton, TX: University of North Texas Press, 2009).

Tony Hillerman, The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other Indian Country Affairs, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1973).

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