Big Nose George

Parrott couldn’t fly at the end of a rope.

Big Nose George Parrott ran with a gang of cutthroats and robbers in 1870s Wyoming. After bragging about his exploits in a Montana saloon, he was captured and returned to Wyoming. A jury found him guilty on several counts, including murder, and he was scheduled to hang on April 2, 1881. A botched escape attempt severely injured a jailer. A mob reacted by lynching Parrott from a telegraph pole in Rawlins, Wyoming. The outlaw’s body was used for medical research. The remains were found in 1950 in a whiskey barrel buried in Rawlins.

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