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Helper in Carbon County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Matt Warner

April 12, 1864-December 21, 1935

— The Bandit Who Became Judge —

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1. Matt Warner Marker
Inscription.  Matt Warner was born Willard E. Christiansen in Ephraim, Utah. He left home at the age of 14 after a fight in which he thought he killed the town bully. He took the name Matt Warner, became a cattle rustler, bank robber and rode with Butch Cassidy until going to prison on trumped up charges in 1897. He was released in 1900, with a full pardon from Governor Wells. In the following years, he became one of the best deputy sheriffs, city police officers, and justices of the peace Carbon County has ever known. As a man of the law, Warner won the love of all Carbon County, except the lawyers, and stuffed shirts. He was strictly a man of the people.
Erected by E Clampus Vitus Utah Outpost Mountain Charlie Chapter No. 1850.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureAnimalsIndustry & CommerceLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list.
Location. 39° 40.983′ N, 110° 51.29′ W. Marker is in Helper, Utah
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, in Carbon County. Marker is on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 258 S Main St, Helper UT 84526, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carbon Hotel (here, next to this marker); Traveling Roundhouse (here, next to this marker); Curved Trestle Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Helper Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 167 South Main Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Barboglio Building (about 500 feet away); Smart Shop (about 500 feet away); 80 South Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Helper.
Additional keywords. outlaws and renegades
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2. Matt Warner Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 26, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California. This page has been viewed 1,417 times since then and 219 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 26, 2017, by Frank Gunshow Sanchez of Hollister, California.   2. submitted on January 26, 2017. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 19, 2024