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Ada Resident Recounts Historical Vigilante Hanging (Mar 30, 2008)
April 19th is known to most Oklahomans as the date of the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, but it's also the anniversary of a notorious event in the history of Pontotoc County. Ninety-nine years ago next month, on April 19, 1909, four outlaws accused of murdering a local rancher were hanged in the middle of the night by an anonymous group of Ada townsfolk. The event has been called "the end of the Old West." We speak with Ada resident and former State Senator Billie Jean Floyd.

Read a 1909 newspaper account of the hanging and download an historical walking tour map of Ada

Visit the website of P.A.S.T. (Preserving Area Stories in Time), a group working to support and preserve historical sites and artifacts in Ada

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