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Hangings in effigy, Medora, N.D.
Hangings in effigy, Medora, N.D.
TitleHangings in effigy, Medora, N.D.
Date of Original1896-01-06
DescriptionEffigies of men hanging from tree. On brick building in background is a sign that state "Billings Co's Compliments to Burleigh Co thugs and packed juries. Burleigh County, the banner county of thugs. To the jurors Hutchinson, et. al. How much did you get? You poor fools. May you roast in hell, Hutch. How many false oaths did you take to get upon the jury? You pimps and cowards."
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectLaw
Subject (LCTGM)Executions in effigy
Signs (Notices)
Subject (LCSH)Building, Brick
Organization NameDe Mores Hotel (Medora, N.D.)
LocationMedora (N.D.)
Billings County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2000.340.18
Format of OriginalPhotographic postcards
Gelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 14 cm.
Transcription"de Mores Brick Hotel in 1882 Medora, N.D." - Printed on front of postcard.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
Biography/History"The banner was hung on the De Mores Hotel on January 6, 1896, as a result of a trial that occurred in Bismarck the previous month. Two individuals from Billings County were acquitted of a murder, which occurred some 20 miles north of Medora. 'May You Roast In Hell Hutch' refers to the jury foreman whose name was Hutchinson. Some Medora-area residents were obviously not happy with the verdict." - Caption with photo taken from Images of America Medora and Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2007, by Gary Lippart, p. 17.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionRonald Olin North Dakota Postcard Collection 2000
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2000.340.18)
Digital IDrs001305
Original SourcePhotograph
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