Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Arrest

Mount Princeton - View from Gas Creek
Ernest Christison was arrested in June of 1883 near St. Elmo with seventy head of cattle that had altered brands. St. Elmo is on Chalk Creek which runs just south of Mount Princeton. He wasn't arrested by lawmen, however, but by a group of South Park cattlemen who took him and others with him on a three-day horse ride to South Park. Ernest and the others were brought before a Justice of Peace and then taken to the Fairplay jail.

1 comment:

Irish Mason said...

Beautiful picture of Mt. Princeton! I love travelling in that area and seeing the beautiful mountains! Interesting to read about the area!