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Across The Fence: Justice in the Big Horn Basin


Sheriff Felix Alston's handwritten account of his investigation ends abruptly with these words: "When court convened the prosecution decided to try Brink first. He was single, had no relatives in the County and very few if any influential friends."

There is much left unsaid in these final words. Sheriff Alston had already obtained the full support of Judge Parmelee and Governor B. B. Brooks in the prosecution of the seven men that he suspected were involved in the raid and killings at Spring Creek. The full story had been given to him by and individual that Sheriff Alston referred to as "Mi...

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