Ned Christie’s Posse

Photo submitted to Fort Smith Historical Society by Chuck Raney.

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Ten members of the 17-member posse that killed Ned Christie in 1892. Standing, from left: Wes Bowman, Ab Allen, John Tolbert, Bill Smith and Tom Johnson; seated, from left: Dave Rusk, Heck Bruner, Paden Tolbert, Charles Copeland, and Captain G.S. White. They had to use a cannon and a half-dozen sticks of dynamite to blast him out of his hideout. Deputy Marshal Heck Thomas led the effort to get Christie.

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