Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The Other End of the Valley

Fargo-Moorhead waterfront in 1887
"When the spectators reached the gallows, Brown was standing on the drop, on either side being a priest, all engaged in half audible prayer… Sheriff Jensen then tied Brown's feet, and adjusted the noose about his neck, the knot being behind his right ear… In a weak and trembling voice, almost inaudible he bade the jailor, Sheriff and priests goodbye, shaking hands with them and wishing them well. He then turned to the spectators, half smiled and nodded a farewell. The black cap was then pulled over his head and fastened under the chin..."
Historical stories and photos from the southern end of the Red River Valley...