Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 43° 51.261 W 104° 12.349
13T E 563828 N 4856002
Historical marker commemorating a vigilante justice event in Wyoming history.
Waymark Code: WM23ZD
Location: Wyoming, United States
Date Posted: 08/31/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 80

The Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton

Beyond this sign, this side of the bridge on the main track, there was once a bridge on the spur that ran up the canyon to Cambria Mining Camp.  In imagination you might see the ghost of  "Diamond L. Slim" Clifton hanging from this phantom bridge.

Slim was hung in 1903 for the murder of a young couple, Louella and John Church, Slim's neighbors and friends. People throughout northeastern Wyoming, angered by the grisly deed, stormed the jail, took the prisoner from Sheriff Billy Miller at gun point and dragged Slim to the bridge.  Masked men slipped the noose around Slim's neck and dropped him from the bridge nearly decapitating him.  Such was vigilante justice. ~ text of marker

Marker Name: The Hanging of Diamond L. Slim Clifton

Marker Type: City

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