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The Hanging of Laban Walker

ByRobert Thompson

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On a cool, rainy day in November of 1879, an eighteen-year-old named Laban Walker fell from the gallows to his death in the small village of Trout’s Hill, West Virginia. The story of his execution for the murder of a saloon keeper has echoed down through the past century and a half from the descendants of thousands of people who braved the wind and rain to watch a young man die. Laban Walker’s crime and death are part of a larger story of violence and dysfunction in a family and community set against the power struggle between political figures. In the end, the death of Laban Walker has become the most enduring legend of a community.

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Publication Date
Aug 14, 2022
Language
English
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Robert Thompson

Specifications

Pages
152
Binding
Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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