WEEK 25 2021

Joe Montoya, a sheepherder, who accidentally shot himself near Powder Rim, which is forty miles south of Baggs, died as the result of his wounds and was buried in Baggs.

The Hartville Uplift (Hartville, WY) 15 Feb 1913

From the Rapid City Journal we learn that a body in an advanced stage of decomposition was found in a deep gulch near that place recently. It is impossible to say whether this was a case of murder or suicide. The body was identified as that of a miner named McCammon, aged about 50 years, who left the employ of the Meade Hydraulic company about the 10th of May last. We are inclined to doubt the theory of suicide, as no weapon of death has been found in the vicinity of the body.

Sidney Telegraph (Sidney, NE) 3 Jul 1880

W. H. Crosser has received word of the death of his brother James which occurred in Custer county, Montana on July 27th. Deceased was employed on a ranch and while in the act of drawing water out of a well he had an epileptic fit and fell in. The coroner was notified, but after waiting for him three days the body was interred without an inquest being held. The deceased was twenty-five years of age.

The Alliance Herald (Alliance, NE) 8 Aug 1902



Western Nebraska Observer—An injunction enjoining Mrs. Bonnie Green from conducting a house of assignation, lewdness, etc., in the city of Kimball or any other place in the thirteenth judicial district has been issued by Judge Grimes, district Judge. The thirteenth district is comprised of Kimball, Cheyenne, Deuel, Dawson, Lincoln, and McPherson counties. Quite a strip of territory.

The Potter Review (Potter, NE) 14 Jan 1921

B. F. Lemon had one of his fingers badly crushed by getting it caught between a horse and the barn door this morning.

Torrington Telegram (Torrington, WY) 4 Jun 1908

One Dies; Two Hurt By Explosion

Rock Springs—When a Union Pacific locomotive exploded at Salt Wells, fifteen miles east of here, it killed Fireman K. M. Skinner, fatally injured Head Brakeman Paul Stephenson, and slightly injured Engineer Thomas Lockridge. The locomotive was pulling a long train of heavily loaded cars up a steep grade when the boiler bursted, flooding the engine cab in which the three men were riding, with boiling water and steam. Skinner was literally cooked alive, although he lived several hours, suffering terrible agony. Stephenson and Lockridge were blown from the cab, Stephenson being badly burned about the face and hands.

The Laramie County Times (Wheatland, Wyoming) 29 Nov 1912

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