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Check This Out!

I’m enjoying reading posts on a Facebook group page I’ve discovered, Legends of the Old West. Stories on just about everything the Old West had to offer, most recently a piece on George Maledon, the “Prince of Hangmen.” Reportedly holding the record for executing the most men, Maledon worked for Hanging Judge Parker at Fort Smith from the mid 1870s to the 1890s. Lots of fascinating details in the article.

The photo posted here is also from the Legends page. It’s the Crystal Palace Saloon, Tombstone, 1880.

There are over 8000 members in this Facebook group and you do have to ask permission to join. Of course not all those folks post to the group. They have strict rules banning advertisements or even bits from Western movies–just the real stuff, ma’am. Here’s the address: https://www.facebook.com/groups/724363704322984/

Tell them I sent you.

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2 thoughts on “Check This Out!

  1. A short story-Filming of the ‘the Blue & the Gray’ was casting the hangman, George Maledon I assume. An old hippy friend that lived on the Freedom Road named Wayne Fillpot, interviewed for that position. He was tall, thin, graying & had an exceptionally gaunt face. When he got in line they dismissed everyone else & hired him on the spot! Sorry to say I have no pictures of him.

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