Texas Switches From The Noose To “Old Sparky”

  • Texas Switches From The Noose To “Old Sparky”
    Texas Switches From The Noose To “Old Sparky”
  • Showers have continued to quench dry lands in Jeff Davis County over the month of August by Christi Dillard
    Showers have continued to quench dry lands in Jeff Davis County over the month of August by Christi Dillard
With the modern and supposedly more humane electric chair due to replace the gallows at midnight, an overflow crowd packed the courthouse square in Angleton on Aug. 31, 1923 for the last public execution in Texas. The first dose of “manufactured lightning” was administered in 1890 to a convicted…

 

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