A reading from historical newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.
Luke Brannon Thwarts a Lynching
The Classic Village of Oxford, Ohio, got so riled up over a shooting in a local saloon, that they bust open the jails and drag the culprits to the local hanging tree. The tree had been used once before, and if you go to my archives, you can hear about that tale in the episode two, “An Outrageous Murder in Oxford,” in which the town got so outraged over the apparent murder of one of the town matrons that they hung a dead man. A decade later, another Oxford mob attempts another lynching, but it doesn’t really go any better for them, not when brave Deputy Luke Brannon swoops in just in the nick of time.
Music by Chuck Wiggins
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