Murder & Mayhem in Prescott

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Despite its early law enforcement presence, Prescott’s place in the violent history of Yavapai County is written in blood. The jealousy, greed and pure meanness of some of its citizens produced shocking trails of destruction and death. The Keystone Saloon couldn’t keep a proprietor—a series of owners was found dead with gunshot wounds. A driver-for-hire was brutally assaulted and his car stolen in Prescott’s first homicidal carjacking. Two nurses conspired to poison a rich patient in their care. From the shootout that began Virgil Earp’s career to knifings and dynamite attacks, Prescott history blogger Drew Desmond and Whiskey Row historian and author Bradley G. Courtney tell rarely heard stories that once rocked the town.
ISBN: 9781467144322
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Arizona
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 32
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Drew Desmond is a historian and author of the #PrescottAZHistory blog. He is the secretary of the Prescott Western Heritage Foundation and welcomes visitors to its Western Heritage Center. Bradley G. Courtney, author of Prescott’s Original Whiskey Row and The Whiskey Row Fire of 1900, is a historian who lived and taught in Phoenix and on the Navajo Indian Reservation. Brad has also recorded three albums of original music and has appeared on CNN, the Travel Channel and numerous other stations.
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