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Near Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Gallows Barn

 
 
Gallows Barn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Gallows Barn Marker
Inscription. Built in the 1890’s for the White Sulfur Springs Sheriff’s Department. In the year 1917 this barn had a legal gallows installed for the execution of three men. These men robbed a train south of White Sulfur Springs and murdered a trainman on January 16, 1917. Hanged were: Henry Hall – February 16, 1917; Leslie Tahley – February 16, 1917; Harrison Gibson – February 16, 1917 The bar was donated to Bovey Restorations by the White Sulfur Springs Historical Society, and moved here intact in May 1975. Montana Heritage Commission.
 
Erected by Montana Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 45° 18.481′ N, 111° 58.075′ W. Marker is near Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from California Street. Click for map. This marker is located in Nevada City. MT. Nevada City, MT is located about 1.5 miles west of Virginia City, MT on Montana Highway 287. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montana’s Oldest Standing School (within shouting distance of this marker); Nevada City (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of the Trial and Hanging of George Ives
The Gallows Barn and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. The Gallows Barn and Marker
(about 300 feet away); Finney House (about 300 feet away); Madison County Pioneers (about 400 feet away); The Mount Vernon Dredge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boot Hill (approx. 1.3 miles away); Green Front Boarding House (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Additional keywords. executions
 
Categories. Notable Events
 
The Gallows Barn image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. The Gallows Barn
 
 
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