The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain

The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain On the last Thursday in January Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain accompanied by his eight year old son Henry left Lincoln New Mexico in a buckboard to drive to his home in Las Cruces He nev

  • Title: The Life and Death of Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain
  • Author: Arrell Morgan Gibson
  • ISBN: 9780806112312
  • Page: 262
  • Format: Paperback
  • On the last Thursday in January 1896, Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, accompanied by his eight year old son, Henry, left Lincoln, New Mexico, in a buckboard to drive to his home in Las Cruces He never arrived Later a pool of blood and a blood soaked handkerchief pointed to murder Although indictments were returned, no one was convicted of that murder, one of New MexicOn the last Thursday in January 1896, Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain, accompanied by his eight year old son, Henry, left Lincoln, New Mexico, in a buckboard to drive to his home in Las Cruces He never arrived Later a pool of blood and a blood soaked handkerchief pointed to murder Although indictments were returned, no one was convicted of that murder, one of New Mexico s most talked about mysteries During the territory s development, Fountain, the man of law and order, had confronted relentless outlaws, who finally got their man on a lonely stretch of road with the White Sands as a backdrop.As a special U.S district attorney, Fountain prosecuted the San Marcial ring on land fraud charges He repeatedly opposed young Albert Bacon Fall at law, in politics, and in the territorial legislature On the eve of his death, Fountain was a key figure in the Lincoln County grand jury investigation into cattle rustling.Gibson s account will be no less significant to those with an interest in the Albert B Fall of the Teapot Dome scandal than to those who wish to know what became of Colonel Fountain.

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