Tuesday, July 5, 2011
"Run over" TOM CLARK
I would guess that the most famous (infamous) sign in my book is that of the outlaw who boasted that "no one would run over Tom Clark". After being apprehended and hung, Tom was buried under the street so that everyone could "run over" him. Some historians suspect that Tom's family may have surreptitiously dug him up at night to be "planted" elsewhere. Whatever the truth, it makes a great legend.
On page 117, because there is no known photograph of Tom Clark., I also included a wonderful picture of the Florence Marshal William Blair who apprehended "Mountain" Tom. Blair's photograph was received through the kindness of my friend Amy Fulmer.