Human Skin Of The Candy Man.

Human Skin of The Candy Man

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Lehi, Utah

Chauncey W. Millard, a transplanted New Yorker, holds the record as the youngest person ever executed in Utah, barely 18 years old when he was shot dead by a firing squad on January 29, 1869. By his own reckoning he had killed at least six men. Before his execution, Millard sold his body to a local doctor who wanted a human skeleton. The doctor mistakenly melted the bones in lye, but managed to save a section of Millard's skin, which he then tanned into leather. For years he used it as a wrap to carry his surgical instruments. The skin was eventually purchased by collector John Hutchings, and his namseake museum displays it along with the six-shooter used by Millard in his last murder.

Millard sold his body to the doctor for a pound of candy, which Millard was still eating as he was strapped into the firing squad execution chair. He was thereafter known as, "The Candy Man."

Human Skin of The Candy Man

John Hutchings Museum of Natural History

Address:
55 N. Center St., Lehi, UT
Directions:
John Hutchings Museum of Natural History. Downtown, on the west side of N. Center St., one block north of UT-73/W. Main St.
Hours:
Tu-Sa 11-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
801-768-7361
Admission:
Adults $4.
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