Cattle thieves and confusion in 1882

When the sheriff got in a gunfight with a cattle thief near Grand Junction in 1882, it created substantial misinformation. Initial stories said the sheriff and a deputy were killed, but it was actually the leader of the cattle-rustling gang who met his end in late April, 1882.

Famed Colorado photographer William Jackson took this photo of the Randall Hotel in Grand Junction and the rather bleak Main Street in 1882. Read more about the cattle rustling by clicking the PDF below.


Cattle Thieves 1882
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