The Story Of The Serial Killer Who Terrorized This Small Wyoming Town Is Truly Frightening
In the 1860s, Wyoming’s tiny town of South Pass became one of the territory’s busiest cities, thanks to mines that struck gold in the mountains. However, not every visitor had a pleasant time in the hospitable city, thanks to the deadly work of the first Wyoming serial killer — Polly Bartlett.
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Today, South Pass City is preserved as a historic site, and you can still visit the ghost town. It’s worth the detour from Lander — just be sure not to run into an overly friendly innkeeper.