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Here the stage crossed Spearfish Creek on its trip from Cheyenne to Deadwood.

William Mansfield and Archie McLaughlin attempted to sell stolen bullion in Deadwood City. They were taken to Cheyenne for trial, but on the way the coach was stopped by masked men who extracted a confession by threat of a rope. In Cheyenne, trial was delayed and the prisoners were taken back to Deadwood City. On the way, masked men again held up the stage near Cheyenne Crossing, removed the prisoners and hanged them leaving their bodies to be removed by a passing troop of soldiers. (

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