LEGEND INTO HISTORY: Facts and Fiction of the Lookout Lynching

Author: Souther (James O.)
Year: 1968
Publisher: Vantage Press
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
Price: 15.00
Hardback. In 1901, in Modoc County, California, the tiny hamlet of Lookout was the scene of a lynching. In the early morning of May 31, Calvin Hall, his sons, Frank (whom Calvin would not admit as his own), and James (who was Calvin's favourite); Dan Yantis, a drifter who was reputed to be the lover of Calvin's Indian wife Mary; and Martin Wilson, the 14yr. old son of Mary Hall, were taken from the Myers Hotel, which was also the jail for Lookout, and hanged. Like many tragic happenings, the Lookout lynching, for which no one was ever convicted, gave rise to many legends. The author has undertaken to separate the fact from the fiction in this book which contains all of the elements of the traditional Western thriller. With Epilogue and Bibliog. 79pp. small 8vo. h/back. From the library of true-crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. Nr. F. in vg+ dw.


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