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Re: Outlaws of the Old West Page 5.

Posted: 31 Jan 2005 3:34PM GMT
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Edited: 13 Dec 2005 9:06AM GMT
Julia I'm not of the family just a helper. At this time I have no need for Info. However here is what I have.
Dennis.

1878- Fort Griffin, Texas - John M. Larn (1849-78) a lawman turned-outlaw was killed by the Fort Griffin vigilantes. When the vigilantes arrived at the jail at midnight to lynch Larn they were not able to release him from his shackles, so they formed a firing squad and killed him in his cell. He was lynched for cattle rustling. In April 1876, Larn was elected county sheriff. During his tenure, Larn frequently deputized his old friend, gunfighter John Selman, who also helped in a cattle rustling scheme Larn devised. Larn had signed a contract to deliver three steers a day to the military garrison and was rustling them from his neighbors' herds. As their herds dwindled and Larn's did not, his neighbors discovered the rustling scheme and forced Larn to resign as sheriff on Mar. 7, 1877. In June 1878, Larn wounded a local rancher named Treadwell, who may have been the man who uncovered the rustling. On June 22, 1878, Larn was arrested by his successor, Sheriff William Cruger.
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