Speaking of Hanging People
This is the best hanging story I know :
The Hanging of Black Jack Ketchum
Black Jack was trying to hold up a train by himself, but the conductor shot his left arm and Tom staggered off into the night. He was found at a water hole and surrendered peacefully, and was taken to a hospital in Santa Fe where he had his arm amputated. When his arm healed he was taken to Clayton* for his trial. He pled innocent to most of the crimes he was charged with but, the judge found him guilty and he was sentenced to death by hanging. The hanging was delayed several times until law men heard about rumors that old gang members were going to free Black Jack, so they pushed up his hanging to April 26 1901. His hanging turned out to be a big town event. People from the towns around Clayton came,the law men sold tickets to see Black Jack get hung and they sold little dolls of Black Jack hanging on a stick...... Read On
* For those in the Far Away Folks file ...... Clayton is a perfect place for a UFO gas station.