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The Murder of Fred U. Powell

This post is a part of our series on Tom Horn – full collection of links at the bottom of the page. “That’s the man that killed Daddy.” William Lewis was not the last name tied to killings allegedly carried out by Tom Horn. The second homesteader to be killed was Fred U. Powell. Old […]

The Killing of William E. Lewis

This post is a part of our series on Tom Horn – full collection of links at the bottom of the page. “whenever everything else fails, I have a system which never does.” -Tom Horn No better man could have been better than Tom Horn to investigate the cattle thievery that was occurring northwest of […]

April, 1895

This post is a part of our series on Tom Horn – full collection of links at the bottom of the page. “no better man could be found for the work” Frank M. Canton, who had himself been a deputy U.S. marshal and sheriff of Johnson County and who subsequently lost an election to rustler […]

1893: The Langhoff Gang

This post is a part of our series on Tom Horn – full collection of links at the bottom of the page. “there had been considerable cattle stealing” From deputy U.S. marshal to stock detective and sometime-sheriff was not a big jump. It may have been that Tom Horn was first hired as a stock […]

A Pinkerton’s Agent

This post is a part of our series on Tom Horn – full collection of links at the bottom of the page. “not the type of man one liked to argue with.” It wasn’t long before more adventure seemed to seek Tom Horn out. Late in 1890 C. W. “Doc” Shores, a deputy U.S. marshal, […]
















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