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By David Stevens
The Staff of The News 

Pages past, April 26: 'Black Jack' Ketchum hanged in Clayton


Last updated 4/25/2023 at 2:37pm

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1901: Thomas Edward “Black Jack” Ketchum, described as the “most noted desperado of the Southwest” by the Galveston Daily News, was hanged in Clayton.

Ketchum, a self-confessed train robber accused of multiple crimes inclu...

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