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Death of SHERIFF BLACKBURN in NV as reported in CA in 1861
Posted by: Vern Dander (ID *****8132) Date: March 02, 2007 at 15:30:11
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Am not related but may be of interest to someone who is. I have no further info but additional newspaper extracts may be found at URL:        
Vern D    
Transcribed by Dee Sardoch   
Stockton Daily Independent
Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA  
>>Friday, 22 Nov 1861<<

MURDER of SHERIFF BLACKBURN -- Sheriff BLACKBURN, of Nevada Territory, was murdered at the St. Nicholas saloon, in Carson City, on Wednesday evening, by William MAYFIELD, a gambler. BLACKBURN had been hunting for PLUMMER, a murderer from Nevada county, in this State, whom MAYFIELD had secreted. MAYFIELD stabbed BLACKBURN 3 or 4 times, in the midst of a crowd of men. He then rushed out and escaped.

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