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

On this date ...

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 including murder...

 
 
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