Hangman's Building

Hangman's Building (HMXE3)

Location: Virginia City, MT 59755 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 45° 17.618', W 111° 56.716'

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On January 14, 1864 , the Vigilantes used the heavy center support beam of this building, then under construction, to hang five of Henry Plummer's road agents: Frank Parish, Boone Helm, Jack Gallagher, Haze Lyons and Club Foot George Lane. Druggists Clayton, Hale and then Morris occupied the completed building until the 1880s when the U.S. Post Office was located here. In 1903, the Virginia City Water Company, owned and operated by Sarah Bickford, purchased the property and maintained offices here until her death in 1939. Bickford was perhaps the only black woman in state history to own a utility, a remarkable achievement in turn-of-century Montana.This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District · Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior · In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 12:21am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425880 N 5016004
Decimal Degrees45.29363333, -111.94526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.618', W 111° 56.716'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 37.08" N, 111° 56' 42.96" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-208 Wallace St, Virginia City MT 59755, US
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