The 1860s brought war and lawlessness to Jefferson County, Missouri. On February 15, 1869, law abiding citizens had grown weary of waiting for justice. When two murder suspects were held in the local jail, several men from Jefferson and Washington Counties decided to take the law into their own hands. The result was one of the most shocking events that ever occurred in the county. And it happened exactly 153 years ago today (February 15)!
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