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This black and white photograph is looking east into the canyon in which marshal Henry Newton Brown of Caldwell, Kansas, and his fellow bank robbers attempted to make their escape. The group of outlaws were boxed in the canyon by authorities after robbing the Medicine Valley Bank, on April 30, 1884, in Medicine Lodge, Kansas. After two hours in the canyon, the men surrendered and were taken back to the Medicine Lodge jail. In a hail of bullets, Henry Newton Brown was shot dead while attempting to escape from jail. The fate for the remaining bank robbers was death by hanging.
Date: August 1957
Item Number: 213999
Call Number: FK2.B1 M.77 *4
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213999
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Criminals
Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Law enforcement officers
Collections - Photograph
Date - 1950s - 1957
Environment - Landscape
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph
People - Criminals - Henry Brown
Places - Cities and towns - Medicine Lodge
Places - Counties - Barber
Type of Material - Photographs