Last Mob Lynching In Texas

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Eastland, Texas

A white picket fence encloses a tombstone-like granite marker, "Last Mob Lynching In Texas," and the historic telephone pole that served as the gallows. This is not out in the boondocks, but on a downtown street corner in the county seat of Eastland.

The lynching happened on the night of November 19, 1929, when an angry mob broke into the nearby jail, dragged out the infamous Santa Claus bank robber, and hanged him. The jail, now a local museum, still displays the hanging rope.

Last Mob Lynching In Texas

Address:
190 N. Mulberry St., Eastland, TX
Directions:
I-20 exit 343, then west on US 80 into town. Drive past the Majestic Theater at the corner of Lamar St., then turn right onto Mulberry St. Behind the Majestic Theater, on the southeast corner of Mulberry and White Sts.
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