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‘Double hanging’ in Lincoln County; After realizing convicted murderer is not dead, crowd draws unconscious body from coffin and hangs him a 2nd time

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The old Casey home in Lincoln County. According to accounts, Robert Casey, a prominent citizen in Lincoln County, was murdered in 1875 by William Wilson for a debt of $8. Casey claimed he did not owe Wilson the money. (Photo courtesy of the Historical Society for Southeast New Mexico)

When imagining the Old West, what images come to your mind? Perhaps the cattle drives and cowboys? Indians and their wild and free lifestyle? Mexican settlements with their adobe houses and colorful traditions? Gold mining and saloons? Possibly some of the more violent times like the Lincoln County Wars and vigilante justice?