Saturday, May 14, 2011

James McParland, Pinkerton Detective, Dies

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I am moving a few more pics up from the unarchived depths of the blog. You may have seen these elsewhere before. As you can see, these relate to Pinkerton Detective James McParland. Click on the above photo to use my Footnote.com viewer and to see some of my other "Spotlights."In the upper left corner we see McParland with hired gun and body guard Charlie Siringo. Other hired hands were the likes of Bob "Bad Man"Meldrum, Rudy Barthell and D.C. Scott. All received their marching orders from McParland and/or Governor Gooding. Which side of justice these guns actually represented is still being debated.
Collier's Magazine, 1907
Pinkertons by Birth

Other links/posts:
KIDNAPPED!

Bio of James McParland

The Overthrow of the Molly Maguires

Execution of the Molly Maguires

Meldrum & Siringo

Gunfighters in Boise

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