“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Clayton in Union County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Black Jack Ketchum

Black Jack Ketchum Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Black Jack Ketchum Marker
Inscription. Thomas "Black Jack" Ketchum, leader of a notorious band of train robbers, was wounded in August 1899 while trying to rob a train near Folsom. He surrendered the next day. He was tried and convicted under a law making train robbery a capital offense, and hanged at Clayton April 26, 1901.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Location. 36° 26.48′ N, 103° 10.676′ W. Marker is in Clayton, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is at the intersection of South 1st Street and Palm Street, on the left when traveling south on South 1st Street. Click for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton NM 88415, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clayton Dinosaur Trackway (a few steps from this marker); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron Cutoff / Clayton (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clayton (approx. 1.6 miles away); Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 3.3 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 3.3 miles away).
Also see . . .  Train Robber - Black Jack Ketchum
<i>Rear of:</i> Black Jack Ketchum Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Black Jack Ketchum Marker
. (Submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.)
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Black Jack Ketchum Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Black Jack Ketchum Marker
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 552 times since then. Last updated on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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