1914- Bandit Kills Wells Fargo Agent Hamlin Herrick
Mayhem and murder played large roles in the history of South Lake County, as in all the
west. The Middletown area had its share. Walter Hardester sent this wanted poster and
the clip below from a book about old-time desperados. He claims a personal interest
because the villains during their escape made their way up Bucksnort Canyon and
commandeered a meal from the wife of Ira Hardester who had a mining claim there.
Click on the poster for a larger view.
Get background information about Hamlin Herrick.