Not Many Folks Remember The Dark Tale Of The Arkansas Assassin

Born in Van Buren, this Arkansan became one of the most homicidal outlaws in the Old West. “Deacon” Jim Miller assassinated lawyers, Marshals, and anyone that got in the way of his “job duties.” Let’s recount the dark history of one of Arkansas’ most sinister natives.

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Postcards of the famous Ada hanging can still be found around the Oklahoman town.

Did you know that such a notorious killer came from Arkansas? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

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