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A Vast Amount Of Trouble

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In late March 1909, five sheepmen headed east from the town of Worland, in north-central Wyoming, driving five thousand sheep. A few days later the men and their sheep camped on the banks of Spring Creek, where they thought they had brought the herd to safe grazing. That evening, however, seven cowboys raided the camp and brutally murdered three of the sheepmen. In A Vast Amount of Trouble, John W. Davis recounts the events leading up to this crime, the gripping trial that followed, and the trial¿s aftermath, ...
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Overview

In late March 1909, five sheepmen headed east from the town of Worland, in north-central Wyoming, driving five thousand sheep. A few days later the men and their sheep camped on the banks of Spring Creek, where they thought they had brought the herd to safe grazing. That evening, however, seven cowboys raided the camp and brutally murdered three of the sheepmen. In A Vast Amount of Trouble, John W. Davis recounts the events leading up to this crime, the gripping trial that followed, and the trial¿s aftermath, which was no less than to bring an end to Wyoming¿s violent range wars.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806136929
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,287,009
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

John W. Davis, who resides in Worland, Wyoming, has practiced law in the Big Horn Basin for more than thirty years. He is the author of A Vast Amount of Trouble: A History of the Spring Creek Raid andGoodbye, Judge Lynch: The End of a Lawless Era in Wyoming's Big Horn Basin.

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Table of Contents

1 1879 1
2 1909 9
3 The upper Nowood 20
4 The call 46
5 The reaction 59
6 Felix returns 66
7 The grand jury 77
8 Another sacrifice to Spring Creek 92
9 The indictments 107
10 The counterattack 118
11 The plea in abatement 131
12 The trial starts 147
13 The parade begins 167
14 The heavyweights testify 176
15 Plaintiff rests 201
16 The defense proceeds 214
17 The verdict 226
18 The aftermath 236
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