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.
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.
Arkansas native, Carol Ann Carson, has written for OnlyInYourState for two years now. She resides in Western Arkansas' Mountain Frontier but calls NWA home as well. The graduate of University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, Carol Ann earned her B.A. in English and will soon be pursing her M.A. in Library Science. She loves exploring the trails around the Buffalo National River and has yet to find a waterfall that wasn't her favorite.
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