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    The Old West: "Hanging Judge" Parker Swears-In a Deputy Marshal. Isaac C. Parker gained quite a reputation in his role as Judge for the Western District of Arkansas in the 1880s and 1890s. He was known to mete out swift, unmerciful justice, passing the death penalty on 162 criminals who passed before him during his tenure. He became known as the "Hanging Judge." We offer an 8" x 5" printed document, an "Oath of Office", wherein Allen J. Southard promises to faithfully perform the duties of a Deputy Marshal. It is signed by both Southard and Parker ("I C Parker U S D M Judge"). Southard must have been both brave and foolhardy, as 65 deputies were killed in the line of duty during this period, chasing down criminals who took refuge in the Oklahoma Territory.

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    December, 2012
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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