Taken from the files of the Wheatland Times June 19, 1918 Courtesy of Platte County Historical Society At the trial finally held for J.B. McPherson, he proceeded to blame everyone in town for his heinous actions, including his young male victims. He excoriated the school board, the churches, the newspaper, the pool halls, and private citizens—“there was hardly anyone who was not included in his general condemnation.” He claimed to have been led astray by all the vicious influences of the town and asserted that he had nothing to be ashamed of. Amazingly, Judge Mentzer gave him the minimum statutory sentence of one year in prison.
WHEATLAND — Professional historical consultants Bob and Betty Lu Rosenberg, of Cheyenne, will be in Wheatland over the next few months working with volunteers researching the town’s historic structures. The project is funded through a grant to the town of Wheatland from the National Park Service, via the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office, private donations and in-kind services.
GUERNSEY—Although their portion of the event is a week away for the Southeast Wyoming Pony Express Association riders, the first rider for the annual re-ride of the National Pony Express Association heads out of Sacramento, California this Wednesday at 3 p.m. PST.
CHUGWATER — Carol Ash has stepped down from the Chugwater Town Council, and Joe Schirmer was named to fill the vacant council seat during the council’s regular meeting Monday.
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