The hanging of the Olyphant train robbers on the grounds of the new Jackson County Courthouse was one of the most exciting events in Newport in 1894. This photograph shows one of the robbers speaking his last words before being hooded and hanged. The local photographer made a tidy sum selling photographs of the robbers all over the county. The bandits included James L. Wyrick, Tom Brady, George W. Padgett, and Albert Mansker.
From Watson, Tim, and Elizabeth Jacoway. Newport and Jackson County. Arcadia Publishing, 2016