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May 10, 1899: Three leaders of the Bald Knobbers were hanged on this day in Forsyth. These vigilantes-gone-wild were the domestic terrorists described in The Shepard of the Hills.
This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.