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Catalog Number X1885.01.01
Object Name Gallows
Dimensions H-3.5 W-4 L-15 inches
Date 1865-1885
Notes Piece of wood cut from large tree with ax. On the flat side, in ink, is the following inscription: "From Hangman's Tree Helena, Mont. October 17,1885 / Dry Gulch / J.X. Biedler / Wm. F Wheeler / A.T.Allen / Com. " The tree died after the 1865 hanging of John Keene. The tree was cut down about 1875.
Search Terms Helena, MT
Hanging
Law Enforcement
Historical