You are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution: Untold Stories of Men Legally Executed in Wyoming Territory

You are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution: Untold Stories of Men
  Legally Executed in Wyoming Territory

You are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution: Untold Stories of Men Legally Executed in Wyoming Territory

By Larry K. Brown

Badmen on the Wyoming frontier? Many were lynched, but seven were legally hanged. You are respectfully invited to attend the executions.

Badmen thrived in Wyoming Territory, but law and legal processes also existed. The frontier was so “civilized” that those men sentenced to hang were allowed to issue formal invitations to their executions.

Read of the true stories of the crimes, lawmen, capture, investigations, escapes, trials, and deaths of the seven men legally hanged in Wyoming Territory, in this the second of Brown’s trilogy on frontier crime.

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You are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution: Untold Stories of Men
  Legally Executed in Wyoming Territory

You are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution: Untold Stories of Men Legally Executed in Wyoming Territory

By Larry K. Brown

"Larry Brown has written a history that reads like a dime novel of murder, madness, mayhem and frontier justice in the old west."
•• Margaret Laybourn, The Fence Post

Larry K. Brown

Larry K. Brown

Larry K. Brown is the author of five books and many magazine articles. His interests in the fields of crime, women’s history, and the Old West have converged to become a writing specialty for him. His Petticoat Prisoners of Old Wyoming was a recipient of a coveted Wyoming State Historical Society “Publications Award,”and he served as guest editor for a “Collector’s Edition” of True West magazine which featured “hellcats, strumpets, and other wayward women” of the Old West.

His other books include two additional titles in his Wyoming criminal history trilogy, Hog Ranches of Wyoming: Liquor, Lust, and Lies Under Sagebrush Skies and You Are Respectfully Invited to Attend My Execution. Released in 2003 was Coyotes and Canaries: Characters Who Made the West Wild . . . and Wonderful! and in 2007 Bad in the Good Old Days.

His articles have appeared in numerous nonfiction anthologies as well as in such prominent periodicals as Wild West, True West, Old West, American Cowboy, Cowboy, and the National Cowboy Museum’s Persimmon Hill.

He and his wife Florence live in Cheyenne.