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    Signed Sheriff's Invitation to Attend an 1894 Montana Hanging. Calvin Christie, a.k.a. Charles Black, was convicted of a particularly brutal murder, the bludgeoning death of Mrs. Lena Cunningham, who resided near Columbia Falls in Flathead County. After an apparent rape the victim had her head crushed by seven blows and was "left in a pool of her own blood." The hanging was the first held in Flathead County, which has seen only one such execution since. The lot is accompanied by an extensive file detailing the murder, trial, and execution compiled by the Montana Historical Society.

    In some Western locales hangings were closed events, attended only by invitation. This 4.25" x 3.5" card is in excellent condition and beautifully custom-framed.


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    December, 2012
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