Virginia City, Montana - June Russell-Chamberlin
Vigilante Headquarters

Vigilante Headquarters

Gold brought riches to Virginia City -- and highway robbers, or “road agents.” The townspeople formed a “vigilance committee” to capture and punish members of Henry Plummer’s infamous gang of road agents. In 1864 the vigilantes hanged 24 men in the space of two months, including Plummer.

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