by Paula Bosse
The photo above was taken in 1879 from the top of the courthouse. Inside that very courthouse at this time, bad blood was brewing between the mayor and a lawyer, and three years later, one of them would kill the other in a courtroom. I don’t know why I love this story so much — probably because of the incredibly gory-but-matter-of-fact newspaper report of the 1882 shooting. Read about the political feud that ultimately erupted in gunfire from the bench — and see this photo really, really big — in my earlier post (updated with a few new links), here.
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