Tom Horn

Tom Horn (HM1SLJ)

Location: Cheyenne, WY 82001 Laramie County
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N 41° 7.953', W 104° 48.968'

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"Killing Men Is My Specialty"

At this site on January 12, 1902, Cattle Detective Tom Horn was tricked into making a series of incriminating statements that were used as a "confession to the July 18, 1901, murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell at Iron Mountain, west of Chugwater and northwest of Cheyenne. Tom Horn had been carousing all night, and was intoxicated at the time.
The confession took place in the room behind the bay window above this plaque, which was the U.S. Marshal's office. Deputy U.S. Marshal Joe Lefors had hidden two witnesses, one a stenographer, behind a door adjacent to this room. The stenographer took down only parts of Tom Horn's remarks. This so-called confession was the primary evidence in Tom Horn's conviction in October 1902. He was hanged at the historic County Courthouse at 19th and Carey Avenues on November 20, 1903, the day before his forty-third birthday. He was the last person legally hanged in a Wyoming county seat.
Placed ByTom Horn Kick & Growl Historical Association
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Date Added Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13T E 515432 N 4553487
Decimal Degrees41.13255000, -104.81613333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 7.953', W 104° 48.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 7' 57.18" N, 104° 48' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)307, 712
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 216 W Lincolnway, Cheyenne WY 82001, US
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