January 14, 2017

L.H. Musgrove

L.H. Musgrove was a wild west outlaw who was a murderer and horse thief according to the law…he was born in Mississippi but went out west sometime during the Gold Rush…he was believed to have killed men in California, Nevada, and Wyoming…Musgrove then headed up a network of horse and cattle thieves, sometimes posing as an Indian to fool the authorities… captured horse thieves in the west were usually quickly hanged and sure enough Musgrove was apprehended and taken to a prison in Denver, Colorado…he boldly predicted that he would soon escape which angered the community… some 50 vigilantes encountered no resistance from prison guards as they took Musgrove from the jail... Musgrove was quickly taken out and hung by the group.