Russian Bill Tautenbaum and Sandy King were outlaws who got themselves arrested by Dangerous Dan Tucker. Russian Bill was caught on a stolen horse, and Sandy King stole cattle. Deputy Sheriff Tucker lodged them for safe keeping in what passed for a jail in Shakespeare, and then took off after other outlaws. While he was gone the local miners quickly grew weary of feeding them and taking time off from their claims to guard them. The vigilance committee was called in to session and it was decided that it would be fun to just ahead and hang the outlaws, It was a cold day, and there weren't any trees around so they just strung them from the rafters in hotel dining room. That way they did not even have to stop drinking whiskey. This is their burial site. They did not deserve grave markers.
Hysterical Journey to Historic Places February 2nd 2019 DANGEROUS DAN TUCKER
I am damned if I know what to make of Dangerous Dan Tucker. He seems to have appeared in New Mexico from nowhere, served his uses as a lawman, and then disappeared to nowhere. He first appears in New Mexico as the operator of a roadhouse at City of Rocks in Grant County, New Mexico. When he lost his lease on it in 1877 he moved on to Silver City, which was a far live ... read more
North America » United States » New Mexico » Deming Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
When I retired a few years back my little bride insisted that I find something to do so that I would not get underfoot in such a way that it might bring about marital discord. I am all for that. Leukemia is a piece of butterscotch pie compared to marital discord. Anyway I have bought a camera and a laptop and have set off to locate sites that are of interest to me. I take pictures at those sites and write short little stories about what took place there. My cousin, Bill, has encouraged me to start a blog, whatever that is, so that I can share my adventures. Next summer, 2013 will be th... full info