Montrose in Montrose County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Hangin' Tree
August 9, 1878
Footnote: The following morning a burial party was sent from Montrose, but Bikford's body was gone and never located.
Erected by Hangin' Tree RV Park.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement.
Location. 38° 25.967′ N, 107° 51.929′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Colorado, in Montrose County. Marker is on U.S. 550, 0.1 miles south of Chipeta Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is located along Hwy 550 next to a gas station. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17250 US 550, Montrose CO 81403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Utes / Uncompahgre River Country / Ouray (1833-1880) / Chipeta (1843-1924) (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Behalf of the Light (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dominguez-Escalante Expedition / Dominguez-Escalante Country So Bold, So Beautiful a Land (approx. ¼ mile away); Building An Empire: The Spanish Frontier (approx. ¼ mile away); Pageant in the Wilderness (approx. ¼ mile away); The Ute Way of Life (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Irrigation in the Uncompahgre Valley (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
Also see . . . Dalton Gang.
The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because four of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted double bank robbery in Coffeyville, Kansas in 1892, two of the brothers and two other gang members were killed; Emmett survived and was captured, tried, and convicted. He was paroled after serving 14 years in prison. Source: Wikipedia(Submitted on November 27, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
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