November 29, 2016

Tom Horn

Tom Horn was was an American Old West legend who worked as a scout and as a hired gunman… he also worked as a Pinkerton agent, a range detective, cowboy, and a soldier…it is believed that he may have committed as many as 17 murders as a hired gunman… in 1902, Horn was convicted of the murder of a 14-year-old near Iron Mountain, Wyoming… the boy was the son of sheep rancher who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher…. on the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming…there is a good movie about Horn starring Steve McQueen, aptly called ‘Tom Horn’…it may not be 100% factual but it’s entertaining nevertheless.

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