Moonlighting Lawmen

Medicine Lodger Robbers

Henry Brown rode with Billy the Kid in the Lincoln County War, then after cowboying in the panhandle of Oklahoma he became a respected city marshal in Kansas. He still had a wild streak, though, and on a weekend hunting trip he joined three other ne’er do wells and attempted to rob the nearby Medicine Lodge, Kansas bank. Captured, a lynch mob broke into the jail and shot Brown and hanged his co-horts on April 30, 1884.

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