Sisters on the trail of 1907 killing

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Sisters on the trail of 1907 killing

Secret Service agent was shot while investigating land fraud
Sharon Stackhouse, left, and Robynn Thomas check out the site of the former Hesperus Coal Mine southwest of Hesperus. The sisters, in search of the place where their great-grandfather was shot in 1907, visited the area Oct. 16-17.
Robynn Thomas, left, and Sharon Stackhouse visit the site of the former Hesperus Coal Mine southwest of Hesperus on Oct. 16. The sisters were searching for the place their great-grandfather was shot in 1907.
The main tipple, where coal was loaded onto railroad cars, is seen at the Hesperus Coal Mine around 1914. Secret Service agent Joseph Walker was killed in 1907 near here while investigating the mine for land fraud.

Sisters on the trail of 1907 killing

Sharon Stackhouse, left, and Robynn Thomas check out the site of the former Hesperus Coal Mine southwest of Hesperus. The sisters, in search of the place where their great-grandfather was shot in 1907, visited the area Oct. 16-17.
Robynn Thomas, left, and Sharon Stackhouse visit the site of the former Hesperus Coal Mine southwest of Hesperus on Oct. 16. The sisters were searching for the place their great-grandfather was shot in 1907.
The main tipple, where coal was loaded onto railroad cars, is seen at the Hesperus Coal Mine around 1914. Secret Service agent Joseph Walker was killed in 1907 near here while investigating the mine for land fraud.
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