— BAD NIGHT IN Socorro — A loud, angry mob numbering about one-hundred marched through the streets of Socorro, New Mexico Territory, on a dark, cold winter day in 1884. They stormed the jail, hell-bent on dispensing vigilante justice.
The commotion roused prisoner Joel A. Fowler. When he spotted the crowd, he scrambled out of bed, backed against a wall, and began yelling for help and begging for mercy.[...]
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