LAUNCHED INTO ETERNITY: Lynchings and Judicial Executions in 19th Century Nevada County, by Orval Bronson


Between 1851 and 1884, thirteen men were executed in Nevada County. Of the thirteen, six were hanged by vigilantes and seven were hanged after judicial trials. Three others, in jail awaiting execution, escaped hanging: two by suicide and one by intervention of the California Supreme Court.

116 pp. illus; paperback