Salon & Saloon Lecture:
Hang ‘Em High in Arizona – Pima County’s Ghastly Gallows
Presenter: Historian William Kalt
Saturday, September 23, 2 pm – CANCELLED
DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
WE ARE HOPING TO RESCHEDULE FOR A LATER DATE AND WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW WHEN THAT OCCURS.
**Lectures are held at the LaCo Pub, 201 N. Court St., across the street from the Presidio Museum. Food and drink will be available for sale during the lecture.
Arizona began hanging convicted murderers in 1865 and performed 108 executions before the U.S. Supreme Court imposed a national moratorium in 1972. As it does today, controversy swirled around the use of the death penalty. While many decried hanging as legalized murder, others vowed that if the law didn’t do it, they’d make sure “Judge Lynch” did. The tale of Pima County’s first four legal hangings are filled with crazy incidents and ghostly appearances. Join historian William Kalt for a trip to Pima County’s Ghastly Gallows.
Award-winning author William Kalt grew up hearing his pioneer family’s tales of life in Arizona’a 18OOs mining camps, inspiring his lifelong love of Western history. He served as president of the Arizona Pathfinders and Sheriff of the Tucson Corral of the Westerners. Intrigued by accounts of benevolence and bad actors of the past, he will share this story as part of his latest series, The Good, the Bad, & the Both.