Armstrong, Pleasant. Hanged in Baker City, 1-22-04.

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Record 422/2101
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Collection McCord
Date of photo 1904
Description Pleasant "Pleas" Armstrong. Hanged in Baker City on 1-22-04 for the 12-25-1902 shooting of his girlfriend, Minnie Ensminger, who died three days later. This was the only legal hanging in Baker County history. Sheriff Harvey K. Brown officiated. Shortly before he was hanged, Armstrong was baptized into the Catholic church as Samuel Armstrong, replacing the unCatholic name of Pleasant.
Object ID 1981.1.3144
Place Baker City
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