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LEGENDS OF THE WEST

THE POTTS MURDER CASE

WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

By Myrtle T. Myles

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WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

THE POTTS MURDER CASE REMAINS ONE OF THE STRANGEST MYSTERIES IN THE CRIMINAL HISTORY OF THE OLD WEST

By: MYRTLE T. MYLES

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WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

THE POTTS MURDER CASE REMAINS ONE OF THE STRANGEST MYSTERIES IN THE CRIMINAL HISTORY OF THE OLD WEST

By: MYRTLE T. MYLES


Friends, this is a great story about a murder mystery in Carlin, Nevada! At the time, it made all the headlines. Where else would you see a woman hung! Well, the story is a fascinating one including the sounds of a ghost who inhabited the murder scene and sent out messages in Morse code. Several years later, an enterprising reporter for the San Francisco Examiner dug up the rest of the story. Here is the story entitled:

WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

THE POTTS MURDER CASE

By: MYRTLE T. MYLES

Please read this. This is an overlooked story I found in an unusual and different magazine.. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the hanging of a woman are are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.

Here’s one of ‘em.

FOLLOWING PURCHASE AND PAYMENT, IF YOU WILL WRITE ME OF YOUR SPECIAL NAME OR INTEREST, I WILL DO A FREE SEARCH OF MY COLLECTION AND UNINDEXED STORIES AND NAMES. TOM RUSSELL COLLECTION

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The Tom Russell Collection

IF I FIND SOMETHING THAT I THINK MERITS YOUR INTEREST, I WILL WRITE A REVIEW AND PLACE IT ON EBAY AND GIVE YOU NOTICE AND A HEAD START TO BUYITNOW!

Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western heroes. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.

This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.

Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.

I hope you appreciate the effort.

WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

By: MYRTLE T. MYLES


Folks, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are lying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, its worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Ancestors, Forefathers and Pioneers, my indexed listings will include all names mentioned in the story from this time on.

ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1880 era

ANCESTOR’S LOCATION:

NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, WYOMING

GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

BERNARD, Lou - Sheriff of Carlin, Nevada.

BREWER, George - telegraph operator, lived in the house where Miles Faucett’s body was found, and found the dismembered body of Miles Faucett.

BREWER, Mrs., married to George Brewer, a reporter for The Elko Free Press who signed her local comment columns by Busy Bee and lived in the house where Miles Faucett’s body was found.

BURKE, E., Justice of the Peace, performed the marriage of Elizabeth Potts and Miles Faucett in San Francisco.

FAUCETT, Miles, also spelled Fawcett, from England, murdered by Josiah and Elizabeth Potts, died in 1888.

MATHEWS, Wickliff, Attorney.

MYLES, Myrtle T., author.

POTTS, Elizabeth * “Elizabeth Athertonâ€, from England, died June 20, 1890, married to Josiah Potts and evidently to Miles Faucett as well, the first and only woman hanged in Nevada.

POTTS, Josiah *, married to Elizabeth Potts, from England, worked for Central Pacific Railway, died (hung) June 20, 1890,

THOMAS, Lizzie, marriage broker, was paid to arrange the marriage of Elizabeth Potts and Miles Faucett.

TRIPLETT, J. F., Constable of Carlin, Nevada.

PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Picture 1) – Photo of Elizabeth Potts. *

(courtesy of Earl Philips Museum Tuscarora, Nevada)

Picture 2) –Photo of a scaffold built in Placerville, California that was tested with weights and was knocked down and shipped to Elko, Nevada for the hangings of Josiah and Elizabeth Potts. *

(courtesy of Earl Philips Museum Tuscarora, Nevada)

Picture 3) –Photo of Josiah Potts. *

(courtesy of Earl Philips Museum Tuscarora, Nevada)

Picture 4) –Photo of the courthouse and jail where suspects were held. *

(courtesy of Edna Patterson; Lamoille, Nevada)

Picture 5) –Photo of Elko Nevada in the 1890’s. *

(courtesy of Edna Patterson; Lamoille, Nevada)

Picture 6) –Photo of a building that Josiah Potts worked in. *

(courtesy of Wells Fargo Museum, San Francisco)

PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:

Board of Pardons, Nevada

California

Carlin, Nevada, Railroad town in Elko County, Nevada

Carson City

Central Pacific Railway

Elko County, Nevada

Elko, Nevada*, in the 1890 era

Free Press, Elko newspaper

Fresno, California

Lamoille, Nevada

Nevada

Placerville, California

Potts Murder Case

Rock Springs, Wyoming

San Francisco Examiner, newspaper

San Francisco, California

“The Mystery Solved by Newspaper Reporterâ€, article headlined in the newspaper

White Pine News, newspaper

Wyoming

WHEN NEVADA HUNG A WOMAN

By: Myrtle T. Myles

OLD TIME MYSTERIES

MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING

While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.

My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.

As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.

Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Mail to U. S. ; $5.00 Priority; $13.25 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,

Tom

THE INDEX IS A GENEALOGY IMAGESOFHISTORY COPYRIGHTED PRESENTATION

Report Reviewed and Indexed By Christie Ennis, Granddaughter of Tom Russell


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